Sudden Oak Death is a tree disease caused by the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. The disease kills some oak species and has had devastating effects on forests in California and Oregon. Read more about Sudden Oak Death.
Areas of Interest
P. ramorum in Wildlands The information in this section is geared toward land management, forestry and arboriculture professionals, including Best Management Practices.
Phytophthora ramorum found in Redwood National Park and six new north coast waterways. Read more…
New Zealand implements emergency P. ramorum regulations. Read more…
Phytophthora tentaculata found infesting native plant nurseries and restoration sites in California. Read more…
Urban Forest Insect & Disease Workshop for South Bay arborists coming September 30. Read more…
The Art of Saving Oaks – the fourth exhibition of art related to oak woodlands, entirely online from February 2014-February 2015.
Help stop the spread of forest pests – including Sudden Oak Death – on firewood! Check out the website of the California Firewood Task Force.
Calendar of Events
9/30 – Urban Forest Insect and Disease Workshop for South Bay Arborists; Woodside
10/5 – 10/10 – IUFRO 2014 World Congress “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People, The Role of Research;” Salt Lake City, Utah
10/22 – SOD Treatment Workshop; Berkeley
11/3 – 11/6 – 7th California Oak Symposium; Visalia Convention Center, Visalia
11/10 – 11/14 – Seventh meeting of the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 “Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems;” Esquel, Argentina