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Today: Forum/workshop on Sudden Oak Death

 

A community meeting on the continuing presence of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in Woodside and Portola Valley is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in Independence Hall at 2955 Woodside Road in Woodside.

The weekend event, which covers two days of sample collecting, includes instructions on collecting and documenting SOD samples in these communities, according to an announcement.

Matteo Garbelotto, an environmental science professor and SOD expert from the University of California, Berkeley, is expected to attend and speak.

The SOD samples go to a lab at UC Berkeley, which will generate a map of affected trees based on microscopic and DNA analysis, and will expand on maps from collection weekends held in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Go to this link to view results from previous SOD workshops like this one.

For more information, go to www.suddenoakdeath.org.

Woodside residents with questions are asked to contact Assistant Town Manager Kevin Bryant at 851-6790. Portola Valley residents may contact Planning Technician Carole Borck in Town Hall at 851-1700, ext. 211.

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