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.
DUE 1/21/14 – A Request for Pre-Proposals from the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, State and Private Forestry Section, Forest Health Protection for conducting activities related to monitoring, extension, management and mitigation of the Sudden Oak Death disease caused by Phytophthora ramorum.
A new regulated host – Gaultheria procumbens – is added to the APHIS list. Read more…
The “Visualizing Sudden Oak Death” e-conference is coming February 2014, with a webinar, Google Hangout, art show, and more. 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
2/10–2/21 – Visualizing Sudden Oak Death e-conference
2/11 – “Phytophthora ramorum vs. Homo Sapiens, Where do we stand in our battle against the Sudden Oak Death pathogen?” webinar
2/13 – Google Hangout with SOD experts
3/11–3/13 – 60th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens, Dominican University of California, San Rafael