SOD Treatment Training Workshops

Fall 2015: Wed 10/21/25, 1-3pm
Under the Big Oak Tree at the Tolman Hall Portico
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Spring 2016: Time and Date TBA
What: This is a 2-hour field workshop to demonstrate treatment methods used to prevent Sudden Oak Death (SOD). Here you will learn:
– Latest information on SOD in general
– IPM approaches to help manage SOD
– Selection of ideal candidate trees for treatment
– When and how to treat trees, and…. much more

Speaker: Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, UCCE Specialist in Forest Pathology and Mycology, UC Berkeley. Dr. Garbelotto has conducted much of the research on SOD treatments and will share his findings. For the text of his study on SOD treatments, see: Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Vol. 33, No. 5 (2007)

Rationale: SOD cases have increased in the past year and more oaks are being considered for treatment. For treatments to be effective, a number of factors need to be considered. This workshop will address these factors and demonstrate application techniques in an outdoor setting.

Registration: This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. To register, email your name, date you’d like to sign up for, and affiliation (if applicable) to:

Register by
or call 510-847-5482. Register ASAP as registration is on a “first-come/first-serve” basis, with a 20-person limit per session.

Directions: Tolman Hall is on Hearst Avenue @ Arch/Le Conte, a short block past the Oxford Street- Hearst Avenue intersection. This is on the Northwestern corner of the U.C. Berkeley campus. Map LinkUC Berkeley Parking Information.

Weather: Our plan is to hold our workshops “rain or shine”. Please come prepared for wet weather.

Sponsors: UC Cooperative Extension, UC Berkeley, US Forest Service, California Oak Mortality Task Force