Plan to bring death to Sudden Oak Death 

 A recently-formed Sudden Oak Death Task Force released its plan to combat the disease in Southwest Oregon on Monday.

Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Oregon State Rep. David Brock Smith convened the task force in March to deal with the issues that are arising from spread of Phytophthora ramorum, a non-native, invasive plant pathogen that has infected and killed hundreds of thousands of tanoak trees in Curry County. The pathogen produces spores during rainy periods that can be transferred to other trees in the wind.

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