Short Summary

Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The UC Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology Laboratory has been hosting Sudden Oak Death treatment and mitigation workshops this Fall.  On November 16, Dr. Garbelotto presented at the Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) community meeting.  He discussed the pathogen phytophthora ramorum, the spring SOD survey results, and the possible next steps that volunteers can proactively take to slow down the epidemic.
On Saturday, December 3, 1:00pm. at the Craib Picnic Area in Joaquin Miller Park, FOSC will be hosting a subsequent field meeting to discuss Sudden Oak Death management and to demonstrate treatment techniques.   A flyer of the event can be downloaded at

To learn more about Sudden Oak Death and its its spread into the East Bay follow the links below:

Dr. Matteo Garbelotto's Laboratory
Oak Mortality Task Force
Results:  Sudden Oak Death Mapping in Garber, Golden Hour Restoration Institute blog post: This post features a fabulous picture of the oaks in Garber Park.
Garber Park Stewards blog:
A Serious challenge for Garber Park:  Sudden Oak Death Pathogen is Present
This post has a beautiful picture of The Garber Oak to give you a sense of what we stand to lose if we don’t take a proactive approach.
Citizen Scientist Workshop in Garber Park on Sudden Oak Death. A copy of the handout can be found on the Garber Park Stewards Blog Post, April 16, 2011
SF Examiner, Deadly tree disease, sudden oak death, found in the Presidio. 3/29/11
SF Chronicle. Sudden oak death cases jump, spread in Bay Area 10/2/2011
Oakland Tribune. Oak Killing mold spreads in East Bay 10/31/11
SF Examiner, Deadly Oak Scourge threatens Burlingame Hills trees, 11/10/11

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