The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) has been introduced into South Africa and it is spreading rapidly within the urban forests. Infested tree’s vascular system begins to fail, leaves start to turn brown, eventually the tree dies. Private residents, community organisations, service providers and City Parks are trying to respond to the problem, however the PSHB is very difficult to control.
This app allows PSHB infestations to be reported so that appropriate treatment can be initiated. Reporting the infestation also allows the spread of the PSHB to be measured and tracked so that local organisations can be notified and appropriate measures taken.