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Sudden Oak Death Information Workshop

Sudden Oak Death Information Workshop
Sausalito Trees and Views Committee
Thursday, November 3, 2011
6:30 PM
Game Room (on Lower Level)
420 Litho Street Sausalito CA 94965

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In recent years a number of large Coast Live Oaks in the City of Sausalito have been removed due to a deadly disease called Sudden Oak Death (SOD). SOD is a disease of oak trees caused by an invasive plant pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum. It is estimated to have killed more than 1 million oak and tanoak trees during the last decade. In addition, more than 100 other plant species are susceptible to the pathogen. It currently occurs in coastal California counties from Monterey to Humboldt, and is plaguing the City of Sausalito.

Once SOD infects Oak trees, there is no known way to cure them and the only way to save our Oak trees is by preventing the spread of the disease to new plants or areas and protecting susceptible trees before they are infected.

The City of Sausalito is taking steps to save our historical Oaks, and invite the community to learn about this disease and how to prevent it from killing more of our trees. The Sausalito Trees and Views Committee has invited the UC Cooperative Extension of Marin County’s, Janice Alexander, to educate and inform the Community on the SOD Disease and what we can do to save our Oak trees. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the City Hall Game Room located on the lower level of 420 Litho Street in Sausalito. All are welcome and encouraged to come and learn about how to help save our community’s Coast Live Oaks.

Contact Assistant Planner, Alison Thornberry-Assef, at (415) 289-4131 for additional information.

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