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Redwoods normally buck fires, except when Sudden Oak Death is around

September 24, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Researchers find that redwood forests suffering from Sudden Oak Death burn with greater intensity.

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Blitzers Search for SOD

March 08, 2012 by Sue Rosenthal

A project out of UC Berkeley recruits citizen scientists to help track the spread of sudden oak death. They do it every spring, and the more people take part, the better the chance we can protect precious oaks from a deadly pathogen.

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With Rain Comes Life, and Death

December 02, 2009 by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

After three years of drought, the forecast for a wet El Nino winter this year is welcome news indeed. Unless you're an oak or tanoak tree. Researchers fear a wet year could mean an epidemic spread of sudden oak death (SOD). But a new preventive treatment and easy precautions could help contain the disease.

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Sudden Oak Death Blitz

April 01, 2009 by Aleta George

The deadly plant disease known as sudden oak death (SOD) has spread to 14 coastal counties, and according to UC ...

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The Rock in the Redwoods

January 01, 2007 by Carolyn Strange

Take a hike to a scene of otherworldly geology, hidden away in this Peninsula preserve's forests of tanoak, Douglas-fir, and second-growth redwood.

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Recalling the Wild

October 01, 2006 by Gregory Hayes

Walk a few miles in Jack London's boots to see the landscape he declared more beautiful than any he'd seen in all his travels.

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Sleuthing Sudden Oak Death

October 01, 2006 by Cindy Spring

By the time that sudden oak death (SOD) began hitting North Bay oaks and tanoaks in the mid-1990s, Ted Swiecki ...

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Watch Your Step

October 01, 2006 by Frederique Lavoipierre

Since 2000, sudden oak death has spread through 14 California counties, including all nine in the Bay Area, threatening our signature oak woodlands. Though rain, wind, and fog have caused much of that spread, some of the blame likely lies with those of us who venture into the woods for business or pleasure: The disease can move on infected plants and firewood, and on the muddy shoes and bicycle tires of recreational trail users.

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Resources for Learning About Sudden Oak Death

October 01, 2006 by Sue Rosenthal

WEBSITES California Oak Mortality Task Force www.suddenoakdeath.org or http://nature.berkeley.edu/comtf This is the most comprehensive source of information for the general ...

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