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Category Archives: Beetles

Willow Trees Update


May 2017 Wired magazine article about the polyphagous shot hole borer beetle and the Fusarium dieback – ‘All the Trees Will Die, and Then So Will You‘   February 1, 2017 The mystery of the arroyo willow dieback along Escondido Creek … Continue reading

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Los Cielos Preserve Trails Back Open – For Now


Willows throughout the Escondido Creek watershed have been declining rapidly. We are still not sure why. However, we have decided to open the trails for now based upon discussions with biologists and soils scientists and recently received DNA results from … Continue reading

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Shot Hole Borer in the Escondido Creek Watershed


For about the past four years now there has been a silent wave of ecological devastation working its way through the wooded areas of San Diego County. Unfortunately, it may now have reached the Escondido Creek watershed. First reported in … Continue reading

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All Trails Closed Until Further Notice!


The Shot Hole Borer + Fusarium Dieback: A New Pest Complex in Southern California* For about the past four years now there has been a silent wave of devastation working its way through the wooded areas of San Diego County. … Continue reading

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