Gold-Spotted Oak Borer
Please do not cut dead or dying oak trees for firewood. Moving dead wood spreads the oak tree-killing pest.
University of California – Agriculture and Natural Resources
“Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) Agrilus auroguttatus is an invasive pest contributing to the on-going oak tree mortality occurring on federal, state, private, and local Native American lands in many areas of San Diego County. Isolated areas of infestation have been confirmed in Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. GSOB was detected in more than one area near Big Bear in San Bernardino County in August 2019. Widespread oak mortality can have severe implications to the environment and human safety. Due to the current and potential impacts to California oaks and communities, public and private organizations are working together in the research, education and outreach efforts related to GSOB management.”
– University of California, What is the Goldspotted Oak Borer?