Take an easy stroll or challenging hike to help with the annual Sudden Oak Death “bioblitz” survey! Help track the pathogen that is killing our beautiful Coast Live Oaks. After a 45-minute training in Berkeley or Orinda Saturday, May 10, you'll search for suspect leaves where you like – including your own yard! We'll suggest routes if you like. Return samples to a drop box by Monday morning. Results will be announced in fall, after lab testing.
No cure has been found for Sudden Oak Death, but well-timed action can slow spread and save specific trees and the many wild creatures that depend on oaks. For that, we need to know where the fungus-like water mold is spreading!
Sign up for 1 PM training on the UC Berkeley campus here. For the 10 AM training in Orinda, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Both sites are easily reached by BART. Background info, including maps of Sudden Oak Death to date, here.
A free two-hour training session on preventive treatment for Sudden Oak Death is scheduled Wed., May 7, on the UC Berkeley campus. Information and sign-up here. .