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.
Los Padres National Forest clearing trees for campground safety. Read more…
Update from Washington botanical garden finds. Read more…
Updated treatment recommendations! 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
9/21 – 9/25 – 63rd Western International Forest Disease Work Conference; Newport, Oregon
10/21 – SOD Treatment Workshop; UC Berkeley
11/4 – 11/5 – Annual Meeting of the California Forest Pest Council; Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center, McClellan CA