About Sudden Oak Death

The information below provides both quick answers to general questions about Sudden Oak Death, as well as more in-depth information.

Sudden Oak Death Overview

This overview gives more in-depth information about the disease including its history, ecological threats, and environment/habitat.

Pathogen

Find out what we know about the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death, Phytophthora ramorum.

Ecology of Tree Diseases

Learn about Sudden Oak Death in the larger context of the role of tree disease in the forest.

FAQs

The frequently asked questions include information about what Sudden Oak Death is, how to find help if you suspect one of your trees or host plants has the disease, and answers questions about the California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF).

Overview Video January 16, 2008 — This program examines the disease Sudden Oak Death (SOD) which is attacking oaks and now other trees and plants.


includes information about what Sudden Oak Death is, how to find help if you suspect your tree or host plant has the disease, and how to get on the mailing list or become a member of the California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF).