As you may have seen in other messages, NEAG and NRPA are urging residents to only buy pine and gum for firewood since these are PSHB free for the moment, and to braai over charcoal or gas. Given that the beetle infects plane, oak, coral, maple, willow and poplar trees, Noordhoek stands to lose many of our iconic trees. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen!
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NRPA and NEAG are working together on preventing the spread of the Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) beetle to Noordhoek. This video (https://youtu.be/MLyYUGR-H2c) explains in clear terms what the beetle does and how to deal with infected trees.