SOD infected leaf.          source: wikipedia commons

Please see below for some great opportunities to learn more about and assist in documenting Sudden Oak Death in the East Bay.

NOTE: SOD Field Treatment Meeting at Knowland Park (one of our Botanical Priority Protection Areas) on October 6th below.

Results and Training Meetings


Date:  Thursday, October 4, 2012                                               Time:  6-7pm

Where:  159 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA.

Google Map: UCB Meeting Location

Come hear the results from the SOD Blitz from April, 2012.  The meeting will last about one hour and will include:  1) the results of SOD Blitz testing in our local communities 2) The latest information and recommendations for SOD management.  3) Treatment options and strategies for your area.   You will also learn about the SODMAP, the most comprehensive map of SOD in North America showing the spread of the Sudden Oak Death pathogen.

Details and further information can be be found at, or contact Shelagh Brodersen


Attend a 2-hour field treatment session offered by Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, UCCE Specialist in Forest Pathology and Mycology, UC Berkelely,  and learn about methods aimed at the prevention and spread of Sudden Oak Death.  Dr. Garbelotto will cover the latest information on SOD, integrated pest management approaches to help manage SOD, selection of ideal candidate trees for treatment, when and how to treat trees, as well as fire issues, including how and when to protect your home from SOD-related risk, when to perform yard work such as pruning so as not to increase the risk of infection, and how to safely dispose of infected plant material.

In order for treatments to be effective, a number of factors need to be considered.  Dr. Garbelotto will address these factors and demonstrate application techniques in an outdoor setting.

Listed below are the SOD Field Treatment Meetings being offered by Dr. Garbelotto this Fall in several communities in the East Bay.  Dr. Garbelotto recommends that you attend the results meeting prior to the field meeting and, if possible, attend a field meeting in your community.


Friday, October 5, 10 am.  Garber Park:  144 Evergreen Ln, Berkeley (near the Claremont Hotel).  Contact: Shelagh Brodersen –

Saturday, October 6, 10 am. Tilden Park:  Spillway Picnic Area, near the Lake Anza parking lot, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA .


Saturday, October 6, 2 pmKnowland Park:  Oakland. Contact Laura Baker –   Map Link.


Sunday 10/14/12 10 am, Lafayette/Orinda Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Rd., Lafayette, CA  Greg Travers –

UC Berkeley Campus, SOD Treatment Training WorkshopsWednesdays, 1-3:  9/5, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14.  Under the Big Oak Tree at the Tolman Hall Portico.  Registration: This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. To register, email your name, date you’d like to sign up for, and affiliation (if applicable) Register by Email or call 510-847-5482.

Further details and information can be found at