Sudden Oak Death
SOD Blitz 2017
This 2017 Sudden Oak Death Blitz is being hosted by the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County SOD Specialists, and funded by the US Forest Service.
This one-hour meeting will provide you the information and supplies you need to participate in this citizen scientist project.
Wednesday, May 31, 5:00-6:00PM
- Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
Saturday, June 3, 9:30-10:30AM
- Spring Lake Park Environmental Discovery Center. Use park entrance at Violetti Drive, upper parking lot. 393 Violetti Drive, Santa Rosa
- Graton Community Club, at Main and N Edison in Graton
- Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma
- Galbreath Wildlands Preserve, meet at the Yorkville post office 25400 CA-128, Yorkville at 9:00AM (Note: must bring a 4 wheel drive vehicle, or park at the post office then be a passenger in a Sonoma State University vehicle other vehicle designated by coordinators; advanced rsvp required.
Children (age 17 and under) are allowed to participate in the Galbreath blitz, but they MUST be accompanied by a legal guardian; they can come without a guardian if they're with a group with a leader who can legally take on that role (ie girl scout group).
SOD in the News
Sudden oak death in Sonoma County explodes, thanks to winter rains, Press Democrat, Oct 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
How oak death spores survive baffles scientists, SF Gate, Jul 2009
2016 SOD BLITZ RESULTS
Over 1,900 trees were sampled in Sonoma County. See Results here.
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