Thursday, October 7, 2010

Saving California from Oak Tree Loss

Dangerous pathogens are threatening to wipe out as much as 90% of California's oak trees withing the next 25 years. The invader is called sudden oak death and has been moving along the west coast since 1995. Sudden oak death is most devastating to oaks, however, over 100 plants can be a host. Researchers are trying to track the spread of sudden oak death with a new program by map plotting the pathogen. Click here to read the full article.