Join Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley faculty member and Kris Prince, Montalvo Garden Assistant, for this free workshop!
WHAT IS SUDDEN OAK DEATH?
Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a serious exotic disease, is threatening the survival of tanoak and several oak species in California. With each passing year, the swath of infection continues to become more contiguous.
WHAT IS A SOD BLITZ?
SOD blitzes inform and educate the community about Sudden Oak Death, get locals involved in detecting the disease, and produce detailed local maps of disease distribution. The map can then be used to identify those areas where the infestation may be mild enough to justify proactive management.
WHY ATTEND MONTALVO'S FREE SOD BLITZ?
With 2016 rain levels the highest they have been in four years for California, SOD spread is expected to be on the rise. With so much at stake, researchers are calling for the 10th annual spring SOD Blitzes to be the most well attended to date.