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.
Largest SOD expansion in a decade – new counties identified. Read full press release.
Another first-in-the-US find, Phytophthora quercina, confirmed in Santa Clara County. Read more…
New stream detections in Humboldt County. Read more…
The 2016 SOD RFP is now available; submissions due by November 25, 2016.
Resources on P. tentaculata, recently found in native plant nurseries and restoration sites, can be found on the new CalPhytos.org web page.
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
11/15 – 11/16 – California Forest Pest Council 65th Annual Meeting, “California Forests – Severe Drought Takes Its Toll;” UC Davis Student Community Center, Davis