[Fosc] Sudden Oak Death info
nursery at sausalcreek.org
Wed May 7 12:35:39 PDT 2008
We passed our LBAM inspection this morning at the nursery, and I had a very
informative talk with our County Ag inspector about SOD. It's now in
Joaquin Miller Park (spread from Redwood) and on a serpentine hill, and they
are doing some testing on a site across from the park off Joaquin Miller Rd.
Many garden plants are carriers of SOD, and you can find likely symptoms and
a short diagnostic key at: www.suddenoakdeath.org/
She also informed me that in woodland situations, the oaks they've found
dead have mostly been touching bay laurels. Unofficially, it may be a good
idea to prune back or remove your laurels if you're in a high risk area and
trying to preserve an old oak. Of course, you should always consult a
pathologist to ascertain that it's necessary.
Don't want to alarm anyone; just passing on some info.
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