Help track Sudden Oak Death, the pathogen that is decimating our beautiful Coast Live Oaks! Well timed action can slow spread and save specific trees, as well as the many birds and other wild creatures that depend on oaks.
On Sat., Apr. 27, attend a 1-hr training at 10 AM the Orinda Public Library (sign up with Bill Hudson – email@example.com) or at 1 PM in on the UC Berkeley campus (sign up at www.sod2013.eventzilla.net/.
On your own schedule Saturday or Sunday, look for infected bay-tree leaves. Return samples by Monday morning, April 29. We need both homeowners with oaks and bays and folks who like walking and exploring the outdoors! If you don’t have a site or route in mind, we will recommend some.
For times of trainings in other parts of the Bay Area, go to http://nature.berkeley.edu/garbelotto/english/sodblitzparticipate.php. For general information on sudden oak death, go to www.suddenoakdeath.org.
The annual East Bay survey is organized by UC Berkeley’s Dr. Matteo Garbelotto and sponsored by groups including Garber Park Stewards (firstname.lastname@example.org), Friends of Five Creeks (email@example.com), and Friends of Sausal Creek (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact any of them for more information.