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Sudden Oak Death

KRCB News Story -- Gathering Leaves: Sudden Oak Death Research

In collaboration with the University of California and The Center for Environmental Inquiry at Sonoma State University, citizen scientists in Sonoma County are collecting bay laurel leaves to assist in controlling the pathogen responsible for Sudden Oak Death.

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Gathering Leaves (for show)

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SOD Blitz Results Meeting 2018


Come learn the latest about Sudden Oak Death!


How: Register at this link ucanr.edu/SODBlitzResults2018
When: Wednesday, October 10 at 6pm
Where: UCCE office, 133 Aviation Blvd, #109, Santa Rosa


Dr. Matteo Garbelotto (U.C. Berkeley) will share results of the 2018 SOD blitz at this informational community meeting. Learn how to protect oaks from SOD and other threats, including drought.

This 2018 Sudden Oak Death Blitz was hosted by the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County SOD Specialists, and funded by the US Forest Service.

Public 2018 Sonoma SOD Blitzes took place May 3-6 at the Petaluma Community Center, Galbreath Wildlands Preserve in Yorkville, Graton Community Center, Spring Lake Park Environmental Discovery Center in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Regional Library, and Osborn Preserve in Penngrove.

Click here to learn more about the SOD Blitz


Over 2,200 trees were sampled in Sonoma County. See Results here.


Video: SOD in Sonoma County



Oak ID

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SOD Results Map 2015

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SOD Program Poster

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