Meeting to target goldspotted oak borer threat to native oaks in Ramona region

The goldspotted oak borer, an invasive non-native wood borer that has killed tens of thousands of native oak trees in San Diego and Riverside counties, will be the focus of a meeting in Dos Picos County Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The presentation, titled Goldspotted Oak Borer: A Threat to Native Oaks in Southern California, will be co-hosted by San Diego County Parks and Recreation, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Cleveland National Forest Descanso District, Ramona West End Fire Safe Council and the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Topics will include identification, symptoms, management options, impacts and firewood management.

Also discussed will be resources, support and oak restoration tips and projects.

“Our goal is to inform as many people as we can about the threat and impact of GSOB, symptoms of a GSOB attack, how to diagnose a declining tree and what to do to limit further infestation or restore oak woodlands,” say event organizers.

Handout information will be available.

Dos Picos Park is at 17953 Dos Picos Park Road.

For more information, contact Ramona resident Kristi Mansolf with the Ramona West End Fire Safe Council at or Jan Gonzales at

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