Fighting for forest health | Editorials/Op-Eds 

The rapid advance through our South Coast of the disease that has already decimated forests in northern California should be alarming to us all.

As we reported earlier this week, Sudden Oak Death, a non-native, invasive plant pathogen that has already infected and killed hundreds of thousands of tanoak trees in Curry County, is the target of a new task force comprised of a wide range of government and private agencies, including timber companies and several Native American tribes. The task force’s goal is to eradicate a newly discovered European variant of the original Phytophthora ramorum infestation — EU1 — before it invades forests in Coos County.

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