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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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.
2017 SOD BLITZ RESULTS
Over 2,200 trees were sampled in Sonoma County. See Results here.
|Surveyed Trees||Symptomatic Oak Nearby||Sampled Trees||SOD Positive Sampled Trees %||Estimated True Infection Rate||Symptomatic Surveyed Trees %|
SOD in the News
Dry winter curtails fatal disease in oak trees, Press Democrat, Oct 2018
Sudden oak death rampant in Sonoma County after two wet winters, raising longterm fire risks, Press Democrat, Nov 2017
Sudden oak death in Sonoma County explodes, thanks to winter rains, Press Democrat, Oct 2016
Like tens of millions of matchsticks, California's dead trees stand ready to burn, New York Times, Aug 2016
This disease has killed a million trees in California, and scientists say it’s basically unstoppable, Washington Post, May 2016
North Coast rains a boost for sudden oak death, Press Democrat, May 2016
Drought slows spread of sudden oak death in Sonoma County, Press Democrat, Sep 2015
New effort to track Sudden Oak Death in Sonoma County, Press Democrat, Apr 2014