Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 10, 2015

Gold Spotted Oak Borer on Palomar

buy it where you burn it, gold spotted oak borer

It is very important to educate yourself on this very challenging situation that impacts the health of our oak trees.

Click for a website.  Meanwhile, please be extra careful about bringing any oak firewood up as the cause of GSOB has spread from other areas with tremendous tree loss through firewood delivery.

We do have several locals that are glad to deliver local firewood that is a safer option.  See ‘Firewood’ on the Mountain Yellow Pages.

Very sorry to say that we’ve already lost oaks.  The trees that I’ve seen the past couple years are on larger properties where they have never had firewood brought in.  They have only used wood from their own property so those bugs really get around.



  1. I have already lost most of my mature black oaks


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  2. Thanks for posting this. Rob

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