Title Source Date
No magic cure to stop the beetle that is killing trees countrywide Business Live 13 Aug 2019
No magic cure to stop the beetle that's mercilessly killing trees across SA Times Live 11 Aug 2019
10 things to know about the bug that's relentlessly killing SA's trees en masse Sunday Times 1 June 2019
Cape Town races to save trees from destructive beetle borer News24 16 May 2019
The death of trees? The Witness 6 May 2019
Avobedryf dalk weerloos teen kewer Landbouweekblad 15 April 2019
Professor co-ordinating shot-hole-borer research discusses the necessary steps to control its spread Rosebank-Killarney Gazette 13 April 2019
Kewer hou bedreiging vir avokado's in Landbouweekblad 11 April 2019
Invasive shot hole borer beetle sighted in Somerset West Cape Argus 9 April 2019
Destructive shot hole borer beetle sighted in Somerset West www.capetown.gov.za 9 April 2019
Beware of the beetle! Tiny, but deadly, insect is wiping out SA trees Times Live 8 April 2019
Shothole country: Dangerous tree-killing, avo-destroying beetle found in the Cape The South African 8 April 2019
Invasive beetle species found in Somerset West Cape Town Etc 8 April 2019
Tiny Beetle Is Killing Forest In South Africa And There's No Solution NDTV 7 April 2019
A tiny beetle is killing South Africa’s trees – and there’s no solution Cape Business News 5 April 2019
Trees under threat from tiny ‘terrorist’ Newcastle Advertiser 5 April 2019
A tiny beetle is killing SA’s trees, and it is doing so at speed Business Day 3 April 2019
A Tiny Beetle Is Killing an Urban Forest and There's No Solution Bloomberg 3 April 2019
Beetle infestation is killing South Africa’s trees – and no one knows how to stop it BusinessTech 3 April 2019
Díé kewer kan die land kaal stroop (Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer) Moneyweb 3 April 2019
South Africa: A tiny beetle is killing the trees and there is no solution Fresh Plaza 3 April 2019
A tiny beetle killing SA's trees may infest avocado's, grapevines, and pecan-nuts Fin24 3 April 2019
Gevreesde kewers straks ook in Bloem se bome Volksblad 2 Apri 2019
George kan boomloos word George Herald 28 Mar 2019
Nuusdag om 8 - TV interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (starts at 4min25s) eTV News 22 Mar 2019
Eikestad dalk binnekort sonder eike MatieMedia 14 Mar 2019
Imagine South Africa without trees (Radio interview with Darryl Herron) VOCFM 14 Mar 2019
Scientists admit defeat as beetle wipes out trees in Johannesburg Times UK 5 Mar 2019
How to manage the shot-hole borer Rosebank Killarney Gazette 2 Mar 2019
Gogga maak vir SA bang  Rapport  24 Feb 2019
Beetle threat to Cape trees Weekend Argus 24 Feb 2019
Stompkopkewer bedreig Johannesburg se bome (Radio interview with Wilhelm de Beer) RSG Radio 22 Feb 2019
Bome vrek op 'n streep George Herald 21 Feb 2019
Bored to death: SA's mighty trees are dying a slow death Sunday Times 17 Feb 2019
The Bonnie and Clyde of the Beetle World HortGro freshNOTES 11 Feb 2019
Stad Kaapstad verklaar oorlog teen kewertjies Media24 9 Feb 2019
City declares war on invasive beetle damaging thousands of trees Cape Times 8 Feb 2019
Invasive beetles: City can’t let it be www.capetown.gov.za 7 Feb 2019
Un scarabée tueur d'arbres venu du Vietnam menace la forêt de Johannesburg RTBF Radio (Belgium) 29 Jan 2018 
FABI team has shothole borer in its sights SA Forestry 13 Dec 2018 
How to save Joburg’s trees Saturday Star 10 Nov 2018
Update on City of Johannesburg’s dealings with the shot hole borer infestation Midrand Reporter 8 Nov 2018
Klein kewer kan groot skade veroorsaak ProAgri News 6 Nov 2018
Evicting Alien Borer Beetles - Carte Blanche M-Net Carte Blanche 4 Nov 2018
Beetle Mania: The Nasty Insect That Is Killing the Trees of Johannesburg Yale Environment 360 16 Oct 2018
De minikever doorboort het Afrikaanse stadsbos Johannesburg De Verdieping Trouw - The Netherlands 1 Oct 2018
Stompkopkewer en die bedreiging wat hierdie kewer vir ons land se bome inhou: Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (1:30 to 13:00 on soundclip) Landbouradio 1 Oct 2018
Tiny beetle causes a giant crisis Mail & Guardian 21 Sep 2018 
Feared borer beetle wreaks havoc in George George Herald 20 Sep 2018
Beetle that kills SA trees: Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (YouTube video) SABC News 11 Sep 2018
Borer threatens trees The Witness 7 Sep 2018
A beetle that threatens trees: Prof. Wilhelm de Beer (YouTube video) SABC News 7 Sep 2018
Tiny beetle is killing SA's trees – and nothing can stop it News24 5 Sep 2018
Kewer se swam rig dalk groot skade in Noordkaap aan Netwerk24 1 Sep 2018
A tiny beetle is threatening one of the world’s top urban forests The Nerve Africa 30 Aug 2018
Detection of a new pest in South Africa: the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer ProAgri News 29 Aug 2018
Authorities worry about shot-hole borer beetle on Johannesburg trees Rosebank Killarney Gazette 14 Aug 2018
Kewer moet landswyd bestry word Landbouweekblad 27 Jul 2018
Shot hole borer beetles threat to trees on the North Coast North Coast Courier 19 Jul 2018
Borer beetle a danger to trees George Herald 11 Jul 2018
Stompkopkewer saai verwoesting Landbouweekblad 9 Jul 2018
Watch out for Shot Hole Borer in Trees (p. 10) The Edge Community News 13 Jun 2018
Steer clear of dying trees in George area George Herald 30 May 2018
A 2mm beetle is laying waste to George's trees Sunday Times 30 May 2018
Bly weg van besmette bome maan munisipaliteit Netwerk24 30 May 2018
New pest and disease threats discovered in SA SA Forestry 22 May 2018
Boom- en neutbedryf hou asem op kewer Landbouweekblad 5 May 2018
Shot Hole Borer: Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer on the programme The Science Inside WITS Radio 2 May 2018
‘n Kewer bekend as PSHB maak landwyd amok: Radio interview with Prof. Wilhelm de Beer RSG Landbou 28 Apr 2018
Klein kewer rig groot skade aan 50 boomspesies al aangeval Beeld newspaper 21 Apr 2018
Expert investigates beetle plague George Herald 19 Apr 2018
Saving one of the world's largest urban forests from a killer pest The Star 19 Apr 2019
Groot poging om bome te red Netwerk24 18 Apr 2018
Beetles, not the Fab Four, invade suburbs Rosebank Killarney Gazette  18 Apr 2018
Killer beetle invades Knysna trees The Citizen 16 Apr 2018
Kenners bekyk verwoestende boomplaag Landbouweekblad  16 Apr 2018
Shothole borer infestation looms Sandton Chronicle 15 Apr 2018
Soektog na boorkewers in Tuinroete se bosse Netwerk24 12 Apr 2018
Knysna's dying oak trees in spotlight Knysna-Plett Herald 12 Apr 2018
Beetle infestation puts Joburg's tree canopy at risk Sunday Times 11 Apr 2018
Boorkewer bedreig nie Knysna woud Beeld 12 Apr 2018
Boorkewer bedreig bome in George Netwerk24 5 Apr 2018
Shot hole borer in SA, but not yet the Cape Bolander Lifestyle and Property 14 Mar 2018
A tiny beetle and its deadly fungus is threatening South Africa’s trees Mail & Guardian 1 Mar 2018
UP werk aan planne om boomkewer te bedreig Netwerk24 21 Feb 2018
Pesky bug brings a plague to the city trees Sunday Times 18 Feb 2018
Shothole borer infestation looms The Citizen 12 Feb 2018
PSHB found in South Africa ANR Blogs California 7 Feb 2018

 

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