Learn More about Sudden Oak Death

Do you wonder if your trees have Sudden Oak Death?  Is that fuzzy white stuff on your Rhododendron a sign of impending doom?  Register for this informative class and not only learn to identify Sudden Oak Death but get experts to test your samples for you.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
4 pm—6 pm
Location: Veterans’ Hall,
483 Conger Street, Garberville

Is it on your property? How will it
affect you? Come learn more
about this disease.

• Symptom identification
• How to survey for the
disease on your own
• Anticipated future spread
• Possible impacts
• Results of past management

Bring in your own samples to be
tested for free by UC Berkeley’s
Forest Pathology and Mycology

Workshop is open to the public.
Pre-registration is required by
June 23 so that we can send you
collection information and supplies.

To register or for more
information: 707-445-7351 or
email cale@ucdavis.edu.



  • Sudden Oak Death is here and is creating a real fire hazard with all the dying tan oak forests falling down. Fire will eventually burn up some of the dead zones and it will be interesting to see the ecological impacts of extreme fire behavior and the loss of acorn crops with this algae based pathogen (it’s not a fungus really). What the future holds is anyone’s best guess and this workshop should be interesting. There seems to be no “silver bullet” to stop the spread of this deadly algae (oomycete) though. Kind of like when we lost the Eastern Chestnut forests to Chestnut Blight. No upside to this deadly pathogen 🙁

  • 4 PM tonight at the Vet’s Hall in Garberville to learn more. The wet spring is conducive to pathogenic range extensions. The tan oaks are starting to die at the mouth of Salmon Creek. Pretty sad 🙁

  • Hi Harry — Missed the SOD seminar last night; however have been doing research on the internet. This article http://www.treeservicesmagazine.com/article-2220.aspx says many types of cedar trees (mine are calicyprus = incense cedar, of which I have many) are part of the cure.
    To quote “Heartwood of cedar trees kills spores.Help is underway from a surprising source: the heartwood of cedar trees, which contains chemicals lethal to the mold that causes SOD. ”
    What do you think?

  • Hi again — Latin confuses me — actually the correct name for my trees is Calicedrus …

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