UC Berkeley Forest Pathology Lab is assessing the health of the famous oak near the cottage where Jack London lived and wrote. Dr. Doug Schmidt samples large branches to determine the extent and type of decay using the assay described at www.wooddecay.org. In the pictures see the majestic oak over 400 years old and the famous cottage.
Part of the UC Berkeley Forest Pathology lab in the annual Forest Pathology meeting held each June in Tahoe City. This year we should say the meeting was held in “January” (Mid June!) as the lab witnessed significant snowfall lasting about 24 hours!
From left to right: Matteo, Blakey Lockman, Greg and Laura De Nitto on an expedition to study Heterobasidion root disease on Alpine Larch in the Bitterroot Range, Montana. More on the results to come soon!