Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s Invasive Species Control team works collaboratively with volunteers and regional partners to monitor and control invasive species from degrading natural habitats. One invasive species that poses a threat to the Landmarks is the Shot Hole Borer.
Unlike other invasive species, the Shot Hole Borer has been known to attack a large variety of tree species including palms, cottonwoods, maples, oaks, sycamores and more. These pests prefer trees that are well irrigated in cities, suburbs, river valleys, and riparian habitats.
By engaging volunteers and the public in efforts to combat invasive species like the Shot Hole Borer, IRC is better able to protect and enhance the health of these native habitats for years to come. For more information about invasive species control on the Landmarks, visit IRConservancy.org or follow the Landmarks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.