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Oak workshop a success


Last updated 12/13/2012 at Noon

Workshop attendees learn about the threat to native oak trees from the gold spotted oak borer (GSOB) at one of the five stations set up at Live Oak Park on Dec. 4.

FALLBROOK – On Dec. 4, a huge contingent of tree huggers and local citizenry gathered to attend an educational workshop at Live Oak Park, on a new threat to oaks in Southern California.

This fairly new bug, the gold spotted oak borer (GSOB), is attacking native oaks in the San Diego mountain range and so far is estimated to have killed up to 100,000 native oak trees and spreading.

The goal of the workshop was to inform as many people as possible about the threat of GSOB, symptoms of a GSOB attack, how to diagnose a declining tree and what to do to avoid an infestation.

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