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California bay laurel with SOD pathogen

Sudden Oak Death disease FREE Test

May 18, 2017


At this one-hour meeting you will learn to:

Identify symptoms of SOD on bay laurel, oaks, and tanoak.

Collect symptomatic leaves from bay laurel and tanoak to be analyzed at NO COST.

You collect at locations of your choice and drop them back at meeting site that weekend. We drive leaves to UC Berkeley Lab for analysis on Monday. You get results in late summer.

Learn about what is happening with your trees and your forest. Find out if SOD is present. Click here for more about the SOD Blitz

Register online for one of these five meetings:

Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30 pm
1) Petaluma Community Center *NEW location
320 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma

Saturday, June 3 at 9:00 am
2) Galbreath Preserve *NEW location
Meet at the Yorkville Post Office, 25400 CA-128, Yorkville
In conjunction with Sonoma State University. Registration required; see registration page for restrictions

Saturday, June 3 at 9:30am
3) Sonoma Community Center
9:30 am at 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma

4) Graton Community Club
9:30 am at 8996 Graton Road, Graton

5) Spring Lake Park, Environmental Discovery Center
9:30 am at 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa


There is no cost for this activity. Hosted by the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County and the University of California Cooperative Extension in Sonoma County.

Funding provided by the USDA Forest Service. Contact:, (707) 565-2608.


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