Sudden Oak Death Workshop
MKWC will be hosting a training and information session on sudden oak death at the Panamnik Building in Orleans, on Thursday, June 18th. Brendan Twieg and Dan Stark from UC Cooperative Extension out of Eureka will be coming to lead the workshop.
Sudden oak death, it is a pathogen that affects oaks and causes mortality in tan oaks especially. There are large areas infested in southern Humboldt and in Curry County Oregon. The closest known infestation to here is in Redwood Valley outside of Hoopa. This pathogen spreads aerially and by soil transfer, spreading rapidly once established. It is critical to learn to identify this disease in order to prevent its establishment in our area.
This training will begin with a slideshow and introduction. This will be followed by a field trip to a forest area that could support the disease. We will look for similar symptoms and learn field techniques. More information will be forthcoming. Contact Tanya Chapple at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.