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.
Higher than expected pathogen levels found in East and North Bay Area via SOD Blitz. Read more…
P. ramorum continues to spread within Oregon’s Generally Infested Area. Read more…
Sudden Oak Death Firefighting Briefing Paper now available for firefighters working in SOD-affected areas. Read more…
October is National Arts Month! The Art of Saving Oaks – the fourth exhibition of art related to oak woodlands – is online NOW through February 2015.
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
9/30 – Urban Forest Insect and Disease Workshop for South Bay Arborists; Woodside
10/5 – 10/10 – IUFRO 2014 World Congress “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People, The Role of Research;” Salt Lake City, Utah
10/22 – SOD Treatment Workshop; Berkeley
11/3 – 11/6 – 7th California Oak Symposium; Visalia Convention Center, Visalia
11/10 – 11/14 – Seventh meeting of the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 “Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems;” Esquel, Argentina