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.
SOD confirmed in Montgomery Woods State Park, Mendocino. Read more…
SOD-related fuel loading evaluated at Jack London State Park. Read more…
SOD Blitz sessions start this month and run through May. Read more…
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
4/10 – Santa Cruz SOD Blitz Training; UC Santa Cruz Botanic Garden
4/11 – East Bay (Orinda) SOD Blitz Training; Orinda Library Garden Room
4/11 – East Bay (Berkeley) SOD Blitz Training; UC Berkeley campus
4/18 – Napa SOD Blitz Training; UC Cooperative Extension meeting room, Napa
4/28 – Webinar with Jennifer Parke on basic principles of managing pathogens in nursery settings