ALPS helps with County wide SOD Survey

April 30, 2022

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

San Luis Obispo County volunteers particpate as citizen scientist by surveying the Bay Laurel trees for Sudeen Oak Death (SOD) to determine if it has reached out county.  SOD is a fungus-like tree disease that has killed millions of 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.

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