Update, 38% of trees in LA area later

A project log for Detecting the Polyphagous Shothole Borer (PSHB)

PSHB is an invasive beetle that kills host trees by boring into them and depositing a fungus. It is very hard to detect until it is too late

Joan HorvathJoan Horvath 04/20/2017 at 15:020 Comments

The LA Times is reporting today that 38% trees in the Los Angeles basin are dead or dying, mostly from a combination of PSHB and drought. I haven't updated this project in a while because we had failed to find a solution and run out of ideas. But maybe it is time to think harder...