Beetle infestation threatens Johannesburg's trees
Scientists are still desperately looking for a solution to the beetle infestation affecting Johannesburg’s trees.
About 200 species of trees in Johannesburg are afflicted with the borer beetle and the fungus it carries.
Johannesburg is home to one of the world’s largest urban forests, but it is reportedly under threat from a tiny beetle.
Speaking to Bongani Bingwa Tree Surgeon at Tree Works Julian Ortlepp says it is a big problem.
We have over 30 species of trees that are affected by this beetle, some are worse than others.Julian Ortlepp, Tree Surgeon at Tree Works
The trees that they breed in... we probably stand to lose.Julian Ortlepp, Tree Surgeon at Tree Works
Listen below to the full interview:
This article first appeared on 702 : Beetle infestation threatens Johannesburg's trees
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