Please check this page for continuing updates on the increased tree mortality seen across the Bay Area in recent months.
An investigation into the causes of recent widespread Acacia spp. mortality in the San Francisco Bay Area – Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley. Two fungi, Diaporthe and Dothiorella have been consistently isolated from acacia showing recent dieback in the San Francisco Bay Area. They both start as endophytes, living inside trees without any obvious effect on tree health, then may become pathogens with the onset of predisposing stress factors (for example, drought). This work is preliminary and ongoing. A similar study on declining Eucalyptus is starting up.
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East Bay Regional Park District map of the extent of dieback areas in the East Bay (April 2021) Download: Mapped Dieback Areas [PDF]
- Botryosphaeriaceae and Diaporthaceae in California Forest Environments by Chris Lee, CAL FIRE, August 2021
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