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.
Latest SOD Blitz results show continued high infection rates in coastal CA mountains. Read more…
WA water samples suggest P. ramorum may be gone from the Dungeness River watershed. Read more…
2016 Phytophthora ramorum Request for Pre-Proposals (RFP) due January 7, 2016. Read more…
Check out the just-released Fall 2015 SOD Management and Blitz Results Workshops
Resources on P. tentaculata, recently found in native plant nurseries and restoration sites.
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
11/3 – Sudden Oak Death and Oak Drought Management Workshop; Sebastopol
11/4 – Sudden Oak Death and Oak Drought Management Workshop; UC Berkeley
11/4 – 11/5 – Annual Meeting of the California Forest Pest Council; Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center, McClellan CA