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Sudden Oak Death

SOD Meeting, June 28, 2014

Public meeting, no cost, Saturday, June 28 from 10 am-Noon.

At the University of California Cooperative Extension office: 133 Aviation Blvd, # 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Get up to speed on sudden oak death at this workshop presented by the Sonoma County Master Gardener sudden oak death (SOD) Specialists. We will discuss the latest information on how the pathogen is spreading and what can be done to slow the spread as well as protect non-infected trees.

Register Here


2014 SOD Blitz: All but the results

Good job Citizen Scientists! 360 Sonoma County trees were sampled during the April 19th weekend SOD Blitz. And according to Toni at the UC Berkeley lab that processes these leaves:

The Sonoma 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!

Thanks to everyone who participated and stay tuned. We should know the results in August.

A Reference Manual for Managing Sudden Oak Death in California

A new publication from the USDA Forest Service by Swiecki and Bernhardt, December 2013.

Excellent, free, see it here. It covers what we know, what we don't know, about:

  • Identification
  • Management before, during and after infection
  • Sanitation
  • Monitoring
  • Restoration

Managing Sudden Oak Death, a Meeting for Forest Landowners

March 22, 2014, 9 am-2 pm. Salmon Creek School, 1935  Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA.

For forest landowners. This meeting is free of charge but to REGISTER and find out more about it, CLICK HERE.

Sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension and Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District





Nov 9 Community Meeting in Cloverdale

New areas of infection in the County, what to expect, and what you can do about it.

Saturday November 9, 10-11:30 am, Cloverdale Historical Society, 215 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale Map/directions

No registration necessary, open to all.

SOD Community Meeting

  • Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • 10 am-Noon
    SOD meeting in Spring Lake Park
  • UCCE, 133 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa
  • Map/Directions
  • FREE, but please register here:
  • Presented by Dr. Doug Schmidt of the UC Berkeley Forest Pathology Laboratory

    You will learn the most recent information on SOD; IPM approaches to managing SOD; and how to select oaks for treatment

2013 SOD Blitz

The results are in, see them HERE.

Attend a meeting in Cloverdale in November 2013 to discuss Blitz results. Check back here for date, time, and location.


What are your concerns about SOD?


University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403  Phone: 707.565.2621  Fax: 707.565.2623
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