BE ON THE LOOK-OUT

We are appealing to Overstrand gardeners to watch out for the shot hole borers in trees.

The polyphagous shot hole borer or PSHB (Euwallacea fornicates), a tiny Asian beetle about the size of a sesame seed, has invaded, damaged and killed thousands of trees across the country.

Although the shot hole borer has not been detected in Overstrand yet, the highly-invasive, tree-killing shot hole borer beetle has been found and confirmed in Somerset West.

If you observe any symptoms in trees that suggest the PSHB, please take photos and report it to Overstrand Municipality's Horticulturist Lauren Rainbird (028 313 8972) or the Environmental Management Services Department (028 316 3724) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500

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