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Sudden Oak Death in Tilden Park

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Sad but true: Sudden Oak Death has found its way to Tilden Park near the UC Berkeley campus. Forestry Specialist Brice McPherson first spotted signs of the deadly oak pathogen in Tilden two years ago, and the University is helping to survey key parts of the park. Early findings show 20 percent of the coast live oaks in the area as infected. To help fight Sudden Oak Death, report sightings at the Oak Mapper, a service of CNR’s Geospatial Innovation Facility.


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