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All queries should be channelled through the call centre, Joburg Connect, which can be contacted 24 hours, seven days a week, on 0860 56 28 74 or 011 375 5555 For each query, you will get a reference number. Make sure you keep this number so that you can follow up your query. Email: joburgconnect@joburg.org.za

 

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Residents are urged to monitor their private trees as well as their street trees for symptoms of the beetle and to report sightings to 011 375-5555. Areas with reports of high infestations, include Craighall, Hurlingham and Dunkeld.

There is currently no approved chemical application to eradicate the PSHB and JCPZ would like to caution residents against the use of unauthorised service providers and chemical applications which have the potential to contaminate ground water, lead to the loss of animal habitats and result in the death of pollinating insects such as bees.

JCPZ is calling on residents to only remove dead branches and only dead trees on their private properties. The London Planes which are most affected seem to be withstanding the effects of the beetle at this stage and there have been reports of any die-back, hence the decision by JCPZ not to remove infested London Planes. Keep your tree well fertilised and watered as a healthy tree is more like to withstand the effects of the PSHB.

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For more information please email trees@jhbcityparks.com or whatsapp 082 8030 748.