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Sudden Oak Death Spreads In West Marin
POINT REYES STATION-UC Berkeley researchers, along with Marin's UC Cooperative Extension and the California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF), will be presenting up-to-date information on recent findings indicating Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen known to cause Sudden Oak Death, is continuing to spread in west Marin.
The meeting is intended to educate the public on the local status of the pathogen and explain tree dieback in the area. Practical information will be provided for those working or recreating in infested areas and for homeowners and landowners facing difficult management decisions when dealing with this disease. Presentations will include background and biology information on the pathogen, an update on experimental treatment trials taking place in the local vicinity, and responsible use and proper application of the only CA Department of Pesticide Regulation-approved treatment available.
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 7:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Discovered in July 2000, Phytophthora ramorum is currently found in the plant trade as well as coastal California forests from Monterey to Humboldt County, and Curry County, Oregon, and is known to affect nearly 100 plant species.
For more information on the community meeting, contact Janice Alexander, COMTF Educational Outreach Coordinator, at: (415) 499-3041. For more information about Sudden Oak Death and Phytophthora ramorum, visit the COMTF website at www.suddenoakdeath.org
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