COMTF 2011 Meeting

Sudden Oak Death/Phytophthora ramorum:
A Global Perspective on Management and Movement

The 2011 meeting of the California Oak Mortality Task Force took place online through a series of hour-long webinars on a variety of topics relevant to Phytophthora ramorum and Sudden Oak Death will be offered.

Session 1: Virtual “Field Trip” of Phytophthora ramorum Wildland Management
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

  • P. ramorum on Japanese larch in the UK – Joan Webber, Forest Research; Surrey, UK.
    View Joan Webber’s Presentation.
  • Sudden Oak Death hotspots in Humboldt County – Yana Valachovic, UC Cooperative Extension Humboldt and Del Norte Counties; Eureka, CA.
    View Yana Valachovic’s presentation.
  • Eradication and containment in Oregon – Alan Kanaskie, Oregon Department of Forestry; Salem, OR.
    View Alan Kanaskie’s presentation.
  • Watch the online recording of the May 25 webinar (posted 5-25-11)

    View May 25, 2011, Webinar Questions and Answers

    Session 2: Focus on Phytophthora ramorum Pathways
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

  • An update on P. ramorum-positive water in western North America – Gary Chastagner, Washington State University Extension; Puyallup, WA.
    View Gary Chastagner’s presentation.
  • Challenges of repeat nurseries – Steve Jeffers, Clemson University, South Carolina.
    View Steve Jeffers’ presentation.
  • An update on P. ramorum-positive water in the southeastern United States – Steve Oak, USDA-Forest Service, Forest Health Protection; Asheville, NC.
    View Steve Oak’s presentation.
  • Watch the online recording of the June 1 webinar (posted 6-2-11)

    This meeting is sponsored by: the USDA-Forest Service, State and Private Forestry; University of California Cooperative Extension; UC Berkeley Center for Forestry; USDA-Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station; and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.