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California Bay Laurel is Spreading Sudden Oak Death

University of California on the spread of sudden oak death      web

doc-titleUC tries to stop northward movement of sudden oak death
authorJeannette Warnert
publicationUniversity of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
quote"Many plants and trees in our area may be infected by the disease, but most donít die from it," Valachovic said. "On the leaves of two particular trees, tanoak and bay laurel, the pathogen readily produces spores, which help spread the disease. Our experimental treatment efforts are focusing on these two trees to slow reproduction of the pathogen."
sourceUniversity of California news article

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