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Bay Nature magazineJan-Mar 2007 Issue

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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.


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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What Gardeners Should Know About Sudden Oak Death

October 01, 2006 by Frederique Lavoipierre

Suggestions for how gardeners can help prevent the spread of the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death.

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Disappearance of Native Oaks in the Bay Area

July 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Although solidly rooted in California’s natural and cultural history, our native oaks are disappearing at an alarming rate. The loss ...

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The Essential Tree

October 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack

It's almost impossible to imagine the California landscape without oak woodlands. But this most familiar and prolific habitat faces a number of serious threats, including unchecked suburban development and Sudden Oak Death. Fortunately, many parks in the Bay Area, including those of the East Bay Regional Parks, offer welcome refuge for a variety of oak woodlands.

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Confronting Sudden Oak Death

October 01, 2003 by Sue Rosenthal

Although the disease is popularly known as Sudden Oak Death, the funguslike organism that causes it, Phytophthora ramorum, is also ...

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Sudden Oak Death Update, Oak Art Benefit

October 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

The aggressive pathogen Phytophthora ramorum that causes Sudden Oak Death (SOD) continues to spread, adversely affecting more and more oak ...

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