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About Sudden Oak Death

Stay up to date on the most recent SOD news by reading the current California Oak Mortality Task Force newsletter and browse their comprehensive website about SOD

Sudden Oak Death and Phytophthora ramorum: A Summary of the Literature. John T. Kliejunas, USDA Forest Service, 2010

Which plants are susceptible?

Before you take action, check to see if your oak is susceptible to SOD. Here's our handy guide for which species are susceptible in Sonoma county:  Oaks in Sonoma County ID  

It's important to know which plants can spread SOD to your oaks, tanoaks, and manzanitas. Reference the updated APHIS List1 of Regulated Hosts and Plants Proven or Associated with Phytophthora ramorum

Manzanitas are also at risk of infection. See a list of species here

What can be done about it?

Reference Manual for Managing Sudden Oak Death in California. What we know and don't know about SOD management in California

Homeowner's guide to Sudden Oak Death

Sudden Oak Death Management Guidelines Latest guidelines from University of California

Protecting Trees from Sudden Oak Death before Infection

SOD Treatment Information

SOD Blitz-Monitoring our neighborhoods and forests for SOD

Still have questions?

Submit your questions about SOD to TreeFAQs on UC Berkeley's sodblitz.org website that also houses SOD information, research, and event listing

Sudden Oak Death Education Program reports