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    Author(s): Kent Kovacs; Jeffrey Englin; Thomas Holmes; Janice Alexander
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 41.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    A difference-in-difference (DID) hedonic property price model examines the property value damage from the pathogen P. ramorum in Marin County, California. The mortality of tanoaks and coast live oaks in Marin County was first observed in late 1998, and the mortality continues throughout the central and north coast of California to this day. The pathogen’s growth on the foliage and branches of a variety of tree and shrub species, the ability to spread aerially, and the broad geographic range of the host species makes this disease a serious threat to many forest ecosystems.

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    Kovacs, Kent; Englin, Jeffrey; Holmes, Thomas; Alexander, Janice. 2009. The SOD facts of life: property value losses from sudden oak death in Marin County

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