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Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Blitz 2019


Portola Valley & Woodside SOD-BLITZ 2019
10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 18, 2019

Portola Valley Town Center - Community Hall
765 Portola Road, Portola Valley
Specimen Collection in the Field:  Saturday or Sunday

This effort, led by UC Berkeley, is designed for all Californians to participate in the fight against Sudden Oak Death, the destructive and exotic disease that is decimating oaks throughout the state.


At this short and informative training session, you will receive a SOD Blitz collection kit and everything you need to survey and sample symptomatic trees in your area, making you a part of the hundreds of citizen scientists who are helping to track the presence of Sudden Oak Death.


By volunteering a small amount of your time to survey and collect samples, you and your community help make it possible for homeowners and land managers to successfully preserve and protect our native oak trees.


NEW in 2019: The very aggressive EU1 strain of the SOD pathogen has been found in Oregon. All samples collected during the California SOD blitzes will be tested to make sure the EU1 strain is intercepted and eradicated from California ASAP.

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