Thousands of oak trees in East County have been felled by the gold spotted oak borer. While the search goes on to control this pest, consumers can help slow its spread around the county by not transporting firewood from infested areas. Remember that even sound-looking wood can have borers. Campers should be especially vigilant neither to bring nor remove firewood from campgrounds. A map of infested areas is available at http://groups.ucanr.org/gsob/ along with photos of the pest and suggestions for homeowners concerned about infested coast live oaks, canyon live oaks or black oaks on their property.