What is Sudden Oak Death?

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.
P. ramorum in Nurseries This section addresses P. ramorum issues critical to nurseries, independent growers, and related plant-care/plant propagation industries, including Nursery Diagnostic Guides.
P. ramorum
in the Urban Interface
Look here for resources that address common homeowner questions, including diagnosing Sudden Oak Death and finding an arborist to work with.

News

Ten P. ramorum detections in nurseries since federal regulations revised in April 2014. Read more…

Aerial survey over Big Sur finds mortality near the San Luis Obispo border. Read more…

SOD Blitz data being used to plan adaptive management projects. Read more…

Read the latest newsletter.

The Art of Saving Oaks – the fourth exhibition of art related to oak woodlands, entirely online from February 2014-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

10/5 – 10/10 – IUFRO 2014 World Congress “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People, The Role of Research;” Salt Lake City, Utah

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

11/12 – 11/13 – 2014 Annual Meeting of the California Forest Pest Council; USDA Forest Service, Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center; 3237 Peacekeeper Way; McClellan

See the entire events calendar.

 

 

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