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California bay laurels spreading sudden oak death
California Bay Laurel is Spreading Sudden Oak Death

SF Chron on California bay spreading sudden oak death      web

doc-titleSaving oak trees by chopping down bay trees
authorPeter Fimrite
publicationSan Francisco Chronicle
quoteScientists have discovered that California bay laurels are the prime harborers of the microscopic spores, which are dispersed in the wind and rain. Arborists and ecologists are afraid that if the tiny marauders aren't stopped, California's golden hills could be denuded of its signature live oak trees. As it is, experts predict that as many as 90 percent of California's live oaks and black oaks could die within 25 years.
sourceSan Francisco Chronicle article

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