California Oak Mortality Task Force
BASIC MANAGEMENT OF SUDDEN OAK DEATH
Sampling, Recognition, Survey, and Mitigation Measures
This class is open to anyone interested in attending, including Registered Professional
Foresters (RPF’s), personnel with the California Department of Forestry
and Fire Protection (CDF), USDA Forest Service, County Agriculture Departments,
arborists, landscapers, and others working with and managing oaks. The class will
combine lecture and field exercises in sampling and notification procedures, symptom
recognition, survey and GPS protocol, and mitigation measures. The latest information
on Sudden Oak Death regulations will also be presented.
Presented by California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF), USDA Forest Service
(USDA-FS), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), California Department
of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF), and University of California Cooperative
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|When: Wednesday, March 19, 2003
9:00 a.m. Carpool Coordination
9:30 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Training
Fee: Free, Bring your own lunch
Coffee will be provided in the morning
|Where: City Team Camp May-Mac
9115 E. Zayante Rd
Felton, CA 95018
PLEASE NOTE! Carpool from Felton Bible Church
due to very limited parking
Directions to Felton Bible Church
5999 Graham Hill Rd. (intersection of Graham
Hill Rd. and E. Zayante Rd.)
Felton, CA 95018
From any direction:
- Take Highway 17 to the Mt. Hermon exit.
- Go west to the end of Mt. Hermon Road and turn left at Graham Hill Road.
- Drive a short distance to East Zayante Road. On your right is the Felton Bible
Church, this is where you will park and carpool.
- Carpool drivers will receive directions here on how to proceed to Camp May-Mac.
Lodging: To facilitate day travel and minimize the number of
necessary overnight stays during these tight budgetary times, we have shortened
the training session and will be offering a northern training session this spring
as well as one in the Bay Area.
If you do need information on lodging, or any other information on the training
session, contact Karl Buermeyer,
Sudden Oak Death Regional Coordinator or (831) 763-8012.
Sampling, Recognition, and Mitigation Measures
for Sudden Oak Death
Wednesday, March 19, 2003, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Camp May-Mac, Felton, CA
- 10:00 a.m. Welcome – Purpose of session, overview of day, housekeeping
- 10:05 Brief Overview of Sudden Oak Death
- 10:20 Recognizing Phytophthora ramorum – What to look for
- 11:15 Status of Quarantine/Regulations and Mitigating Measures, Followed by
Questions and Answers on Enforcement
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch (bring sack lunch)
- 12:30 Go to Field Location
- 12:45 Field Session: Camp May-Mac, Felton
Participants will be grouped according to the number noted on each person’s
nametag and rotated through five 30-minute stations for various hands-on activities.
- Station 1 - Bole sampling
Sampling, preparing sample, mailing, explanation of the lab process
- Station 2 - Foliar sampling
Sampling, symptom recognition, filling out Pest Detection Report, notifying
County Agricultural Commissioner, and gathering location information
- Station 3 - GPS protocol
Bring your GPS unit. Set standards and practice recording a waypoint.
- Station 4 - Survey methods
> Early detection, distribution surveys
> Detection/Transects – Is P. ramorum there or not
> Impacts/Plot-based method – Determine level of disease
> Inspection protocol
- Station 5 - Questions, answers, and a snack
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED EVEN THOUGH THE TRAINING IS FREE
Job title: ____________________________________________________________
Phone: ______________________ FAX: __________________________________
Registered Forester ? Yes ____ No ____ If yes, license
Please mail a registration form for each participant to Heather Matwich; CDF
Public Affairs; PO Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244. If sending by Fed-Ex or UPS
send to 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1516, Sacramento, CA 95814.
You will receive an email reply confirming your reservation. The registration
deadline is March 14, 2003 and class size is limited to 100 participants. If you
have any questions, contact Heather
Matwich or (916) 653-5123.
Credits applied for from California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1 hour
Laws and Regulations, 4 hours other), and Society of American Foresters (5 hours
of Category 1 credits) as well as the International Society of Arboriculture.
Regulations and good sanitation practices will be observed--plant materials will
not be taken off-site.
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