Archive for September, 2009

2009 California Forest Pest Council 58th Annual Meeting

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Welcome to the CFPC Annual Meeting Registration Page.

November 17-18, 2009

Heidrick Agriultural Heritage Center
1962 Hays Lane
Woodlands, CA 95776.

Holiday Inn Express,
2070 Freeway Drive,
Woodland, CA 95776

A Block of rooms have been reserved for this meeting. All Reservations must be made by phone. Individuals requesting a government rate will be asked to provide verifications upon check in.  When making your reservations explain that you are with the California Forest Pest Council (CFPC) Meeting and thenrequest either the “General”, “Federal”, or “State” rates.

Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund

Call for Posters

Stump the Experts Flyer

CFPC Annual Meeting Registration and Agenda Information

CFPC Annual Meeting Registration, Agenda and Hotel Information

1) To register online please click on the link below
Online Registration

2) Check payments are also accepted by printing off the registration form (58th Annual Meeting Registration Form and
mailing in the registration.

Please make checks payable to CFPC and return to:
Kim Camilli
CDF Fire Station #36
4050 Branch Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446.


Continuing Education Credit Hours Given:

Society of American Foresters:
Insect Committee Mtg on 11/17 – 1.5 hours of Category 1-CF
Disease Committee Mtg on 11/17 – 2 hours of Category 1-CF
CFPC Mtg on 11/18 – 5.5 hours of Category 1-CF

International Society of Arboriculture:
11/17 – 3 credit hours
11/18 – 7 credit hours

Department of Pesticide Regulation:
Will be posted here when available.

2009 Insect and Disease Tour Photo’s

Friday, September 25th, 2009

To view the photos at full size, click on the link below

2009 Insect and Disease Tour Photo’s

Information on the Goldspotted oak borer (GSOB)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Brief Summary Information on GSOB:

The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB), Agrilus coxalis Waterhouse, was first detected in 2004 in San Diego County California during an exotic woodborer survey.  In 2008 it was found in the same county attacking coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, California black oak,  Q. keloggii and canyon live oak, Q. chrysolepis.  The area of infestation to date in southern California around the Cleveland National Forest.  These insects are aggressive and attack seemingly healthy trees.  The GSOB larvae feed under the bark primarily at the interface of the sapwood and phloem on the main stem and larger branches.  Larvae kill patches and strips of phloem and cambium, which result in limb and branch dieback and eventualy tree death.

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Information:

A presentation on GSOB was presented to the Resource Protection Committee (RPC) on the status of the recently introduced invasive insect. The RPC requested that the CFPC advise the Board of Forestry & Fire Protection on possible actions that the Board could take to address this issue.

For more information on GSOB  and the memo and cover letter to the Board of Forestry by CFPC please see information below:

GSOB website:

California Firewood Website:

Don’t Move Firewood Website:

GSOB Signs/Symptoms Video:

GSOB ID Guide: GSOB Field Identification Guide

Tree Note 31: Goldspotted Oak Borer

CFPC and Board of Forestry & Fire Protection: Memo to Board of Forestry, Cover letter to the Board of Forestry

Adult beetle of GSOB