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Town Hall GSOB meeting; two more infected trees in Idyllwild

Town Hall GSOB meeting; two more infected trees in Idyllwild

There was an audible gasp when Mountain Battalion Chief Gregg Bratcher announced to a packed Town Hall meeting that there are two more confirmed Goldspotted oak borer infected trees in Idyllwild …

MAST meeting Dec. 12 not a public informational session

The Mountain Area Safety Taskforce meeting at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Nature Center is a working meeting of professional responders and is not open to the general public except by specific invitation, according to Kevin Turner, GSOB coordinator at UCR and CAL FIRE Forest Battalion Chief Gregg Bratcher. They have requested the […]

CAL FIRE removes infected Idyllwild oak

CAL FIRE removes infected Idyllwild oak

CAL FIRE crews removed a 140-year-old California black oak (quercus kelloggii), the first local casualty of the Goldspotted Oak Borer that has killed over 80,000 trees in San Diego County. The removal process, which closed Highway 243 in both directions just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, took about 45 minutes. GSOB targets California […]

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