Sudden Oak Death Bio-Blitz in Napa

Jun 9, 2016

Bill Pramuk collects suspect California Bay Laurel leaves during a SOD Blitz.
Credit Danielle Venton.

  On today’s North Bay Report, we follow a citizen science project hunting for trees infected with "Sudden Oak Death" -- a disease that has wiped out huge swaths of California oak trees in the past 20 years. Researchers say the drought knocked back the disease but they worry that our wet winter and spring could make infection rates rise. 

Sudden Oak Death blitzes, funded by the U.S. Forest Service and the PG&E foundation, keep the SODmap Project up to date. Download the SODmap to see the prevalence of Sudden Oak Death in your area.