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.
Nursery inspections continue in California, Oregon, and Washington. Read more…
Waterways in Washington found positive for P. ramorum. Read more…
New updates in fire research, modelling, citizen science, and more just released. 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
5/15 – San Luis Obispo SOD Blitz Training; San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension
5/16 – Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Emerald Hills, and Belmont SOD Blitz Training; Woodside Town Hall
5/23 Carmel Valley SOD Blitz Training; Carmel Valley Garland Ranch Regional Park Museum Hall
5/30 – Marin SOD Blitz Training; Dominican University of California
4/28 – Sonoma SOD Blitz Training; 3 locations from which to choose