Sudden Oak Death Blitz
The SOD Blitz is a collaboration of the UC Berkeley Lab and local volunteers to locate and map SOD in order to help homeowners and property managers make informed decisions for managing and preventing the disease. SOD has killed more than three million trees in fifteen coastal counties from Monterey to Humboldt.
In previous years, Napa SOD Blitzes have located the disease at numerous locations in and near Napa County. Additional volunteer help is needed to obtain more data. After a training session on Friday evening volunteers will collect samples on Saturday through Sunday. Samples of symptomatic California bay laurel leaves, the source of most SOD infections in oaks. The one-hour training session is required for those who will be collecting samples, but attendees are not required to do sampling.
Contact: Bill Pramuk: 707-363-0114