Why palm trees are dying in San Diego County

The South American palm weevil is infesting trees in the San Diego area.
By Shawn Styles | CBSB |

SAN DIEGO — Canary Island Palms are dying across San Diego County. Scientists said it's from a weevil infestation.

"It's estimated that 10,000 palms have been killed by the South American palm weevil," said Mark Hoddle.

Hoddle is with UC Riverside. He described how the weevils attack.

Watch the news report on CBS 8 in San Diego

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