SOD survey at Three Bridges Oak Preserve

May 26, 2024

ALPS volunteers supported the county wide Sudden Oak Death (SOD) BLITZ.  The volunteers surveyed various Bay Laurel trees located within the Three Bridges Oak Preserve.  The California Bay Laurel tree is a vector for the pathogen which can transmitted to nearby Live Oak trees.

San Luis Obispo County volunteers participate as citizen scientists by surveying the Bay Laurel trees for SOD to determine if it has reached our county.  SOD is a fungus like tree disease that has killed millions of Live Oak and Tanoak trees in all coastal counties north of San Luis Obispo County.

For more information about SOD, go to the LINKS page on this website.

Mike, Deb, Meg and Cory after completing the SOD Survey.

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