South Africa: A tiny beetle is killing the trees and there is no solution

3 April 2019 – A black beetle is killing South Africa’s trees, and no one knows how to stop it. It arrived from Southeast Asia about four years ago; now, the polyphagous shot-hole borer has spread a thousand miles across South Africa, from the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg, where it was discovered in 2017, to indigenous forests on the west coast near Cape Town. Read more…

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