SF Bay Area Large Scale Acacia Decline
In October 2020, many reports of dying Acacia were circulated, primarily Acacia melanoxylon (blackwood Acacia) in Oakland, Pt. Richmond, Crockett and other Bay Area locations. Read more . . .
Sudden Oak Death
SOD is an invasive species that has killed hundreds of thousands of native oaks and tanoaks in California. Read more . . .
Heterobasidion spp are basidiomycete fungi which are found world-wide and have caused economic losses in the millions of US dollars.
The genus Seiridium includes fungi that causes cypress canker a serious disease of Leyland and Monterey cypress in California.
Pine Pitch Canker
Pitch Canker is a disease that affects many pine species and is caused by the fungus Fusarium circinatum. Most pines native to California are susceptible to pitch canker, but Monterey pine, Pinus radiata, is the most widely affected host.