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.
Have you read the recent media reports about the failure to eradicate P. ramorum in California? Read the full back story in our latest briefing paper.”
Recent monitoring at the previously-positive Kitsap County botanical garden has not recovered Phytophthora ramorum. Read more…
Three samples from eastern forests were positive in the 2015 national survey. Read more…
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space approves $500K for research and management. 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
5/14 – Sonoma SOD Blitz Trainings; 4 locations
5/14 – Portola Valley SOD Blitz Training; Portola Valley Town Center
5/14 – Los Altos Hills SOD Blitz Training; Los Altos Hills Town Hall
6/21 – 6/23/16 – Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium 6;