Sudden Oak Death
For Homeowners, Land managers and Arborists
Matteo Garbelotto, Sudden oak death expert and forest pathologist talks about Drought Stress and Trees, and SOD Treatment from 6-7:30 pm at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa CA. Free.
Dr. Garbelotto is a sudden oak death expert and forest pathologist at UC Berkeley. He has been studying SOD since it was first found in California, his lab developed the phosphonate (Agrifos) treatment. He studies SOD spread and distribution and is responsible for the SOD Blitz citizen science project which has been mapping disease in coastal California for 8 years.
SOD Blitz 2015
The Sonoma County SOD Blitz will take place the weekend of May 30th at three locations in Sonoma County. Sample the California bay laurel and tanoaks in your area to check for active SOD infection.
Register and find out more here: http://ucanr.edu/sodblitz2015
Meetings in 3 locations May 30th, 10-11 a.m.
Graton: Graton Community Club, Main & N. Edison, Graton, CA 95444
Santa Rosa: Spring Lake Park, Environmental Discovery Center, North Entrance, Violetti Rd.
Cloverdale: Cloverdale Historical Society, 215 North Cloverdale Blvd.
SOD in the News
2014 SOD BLITZ RESULTS
360 Sonoma County trees were sampled. See Results here.
The Sonoma County samples are very high quality this year. Lots of symptomatic leaves, good GPS points and correct ID on almost everything, and lots of participants. You all are doing a marvelous job! -Toni, UC Berkeley Forest Pathology & Mycology Lab
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