UCCE Humboldt - Del Norte Counties
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UCCE Humboldt - Del Norte Counties

Disease Locations and Monitoring

Please contact us if you would like a close-up map of a particular area or ArcGIS shapefiles of tanoak mortality and/or P. ramorum detections.

We do our best to update maps with the latest monitoring information when available.

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Map of confirmed SOD locations in Humboldt County.

Ground surveys (looking for and sampling symptomatic vegetation) are often conducted where aerial surveys or stream baiting (see next map) suggest the pathogen is present. We also check locations where people report seeing symptoms on the ground, and in locations proximal to known infestations where access is possible and vegetation is susceptible.

See also the "Chronology of SOD-related Tanoak Mortality in Humboldt" for extent of tree mortality caused by SOD.

Disease confirmed by UC Davis Rizzo Lab and UCCE Humboldt to August 2015.
Disease confirmed by UC Davis Rizzo Lab and UCCE Humboldt to August 2015.

 


 

 

SOD-related tanoak mortality 2004 through 2015, Humboldt County

Spread risk maps with locations of SOD positives in streams and/or vegetation.

Risk of SOD spread is based upon the distribution of climate and known hosts and their epidemiological attributes (see reference below).

SOD Risk Map with Vegetation Positives (see Meentemeyer R, Rizzo D, Mark W, Lotz E. 2004. Mapping the risk of establishment and spread of sudden oak death in California. Forest Ecology and Management 200: 195-214.)

 

 

 

Close-up of SOD Risk in Del Norte County, CA (as per Meentemeyer et al. 2004 - see reference two maps above)
Close-up of SOD Risk in Del Norte County, CA (as per Meentemeyer et al. 2004 - see reference two maps above)

 


 Chronology of SOD-related tanoak mortality in Humboldt.

 A few locations (small in terms of acreage) off of the extent of these maps were also seen and confirmed to be SOD-caused; these include one location in Redwood National Park and one in the Mad River watershed (see 1st map on this page for locations of corresponding vegetation detections).

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Redwood Valley SOD infestation.

Discovered in 2010 after baits placed in Redwood Creek at Orick tested positive for the pathogen. In summer/fall of 2014, two new smaller infestations of SOD were found in Redwood National Park, the closest to the Redwood Valley infestation being 11 air miles away. Possible pathways from Redwood Valley to the Redwood National Park include long-distance aerial dispersal of spores or introduction of infested Redwood Creek water to host trees during high water periods or aided by humans/animals.

Link to maps of Redwood Valley SOD infestation
Link to maps of Redwood Valley SOD infestation

 


 Link to UC Berkeley SOD map 2014 Google earth (.KMZ) file—lab-confirmed disease locations in California and Oregon from several contributing groups: Garbelotto Lab, UC Berkeley; Rizzo Lab, UC Davis; Cal Fire; UCCE Humboldt-Del Norte; UCCE Sonoma; UNC Charlotte, Meentemeyer Lab; California Dep. of Food and Agriculture. Click picture below for current PC file. For Mac or more information, go to http://nature.berkeley.edu/garbelottowp/?page_id=755
Link to SODMap for PC; includes locations and lab test results for vegetation and stream bait samples in CA and southern OR.
Link to SODMap for PC; includes locations and lab test results for vegetation and stream bait samples in CA and southern OR.

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