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Forestry challenges

The South African Department of Forestry is experiencing a tough battle with a wasp that has become a serious pest in South Africa. This Leptocybe invasia also know as the Blue Gum Chalcid wasp, is of Australian origin and is infesting a range of commercially grown Eucalyptus species. This wasp was first recorded in South Africa in 2007.

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