Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report
23 July, 2019
Germany's parched forests are nearing ecological collapse, foresters
and researchers warn. More than 1 million established trees have died
since 2018 as a result of drought, winter storms and bark beetle
plagues. Germany's forests are undoubtedly suffering as a result of climate change.
Eyes peeled for the Shot Hole Borer
1 July, 2019
and foresters are keeping their eyes peeled
for evidence of the destructive polyphagous
shot hole borer (PSHB) in plantations. The
beetle has been spotted on one eucalyptus
tree in Sandton and a few roadside wattles
in the Southern Cape.