FABI’s mandate is to conduct research on tree health, paid for by specific industries and organizations, as well as to provide scientifically sound information about PSHB to all stakeholders. We do not have the capacity to treat or remove infested trees. If the trees you are concerned about are on municipal (e.g. streets, parks, etc.) or government land (e.g. in a national park or protected area), the trees should be reported to the municipality or responsible agency. If the suspected infested tree is on private property, the responsibility for removal and treatment is with the landowner. Please contact your local arborist for advice on possible treatment or assistance with tree removal.
To report infested trees in public spaces please contact the local authority. Some municipalities have established dedicated report vehicles:
Western Cape: fill in the online report form at www.capetowninvasives.co.za