City Reminds Residents to Report PSHB to DPIRD
The City of Kalamunda has observed a surge in enquiries from concerned residents regarding the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) in the past month.
This invasive pest poses a threat to various tree species, and the City is committed to assisting the community in managing and reporting potential infestations.
Residents who suspect the presence of PSHB on their private property should contact the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) directly. DPIRD's Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) can be reached via 9368 3080 or email email@example.com. Additionally, residents are encouraged to use the MyPestGuide® Reporter app or visit www.mypestguide.agric.wa.gov.au to report suspected infestations.
Where possible, please include a ballpoint pen or ruler in photos to assist with prompt assessment of the size of the bore holes.
Residents are advised that infected green waste can be transported to the Walliston Transfer Station for disposal however, it is recommended the waste is covered. The waste is subsequently placed into a green waste bin and shredded on site. This precautionary measure aims to minimise the risk of PSHB spread through green waste.
Mayor Margaret Thomas emphasised the importance of community collaboration in addressing the PSHB concern, stating, "Our community plays a crucial role in helping us monitor and manage the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer. By promptly reporting suspicions and following recommended procedures, we can work together to safeguard our trees and environment."
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.