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    Author(s): Susan Frankel
    Date: 2002
    Source: NA-PR-06-01, Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
    Publication Series: Program Aid
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    Tens of thousands of tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus), coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia), California black oak (Quercus kelloggii), Shreve oak (Quercus parvula var. shrevei), and madrone (Arbutus menziesii) have been killed by a newly identified species, Phytophthora ramorum, which causes Sudden Oak Death. Sudden Oak Death was first reported in 1995 in central coastal California. The pathogen also infects rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.), huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum), bay laurel (Umbellularia californica), California buckeye (Aesculus californica), and other tree and shrub species, but usually causes only leaf spots and twig dieback on these hosts.

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    Frankel, Susan. 2002. Sudden Oak Death - Western (Pest Alert). NA-PR-06-01. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry


    NA-PR-06-01, cankers, crown dieback, mortality, live oak, Quercus agrifolia, Phytophthora ramorum, Arbutus menziesii, sudden oak death, bay laurel, Vaccinium ovatum, sudden oak california

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