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.
2016 Farm Bill awards $1.2 million to P. ramorum programs in 17 states. Read more…
The SANC initiative to certify clean nursery stock in progress at 8 pilot nurseries around the country. Read more…
The Karuk tribe joins stream monitoring efforts in Northern California. Read more…
Sweet chestnut trees in the UK are infected with P. ramorum spores over longer distances than originally thought. Read more…
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
4/9 – East Bay (Orinda) SOD Blitz Training; Orinda
4/9 – East Bay (Berkeley) SOD Blitz Training; UC Berkeley
4/17 – 4/23 – Burlingame Hills SOD Blitz; Burlingame
6/21 – 6/23/16 Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium 6; San Francisco