Friday: Sudden oak death workshop in Portola Valley


A workshop on sudden oak death is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Community Hall at 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Leading the program will be adjunct professor Matteo Garboletto, principal investigator at the Forest Pathology and Mycology Lab at the University of California at Berkeley.

The evening will include, in 20-minute segments, background information on sudden oak death, results from the local citizen-science survey done in the spring, the latest information on treating and controlling the disease, and what new information might be expected in the coming year.

Click here for more information on the Forest Pathology and Mycology Lab.

For local questions, contact either Woodside Town Manager Kevin Bryant at 851-6790 or, or Portola Valley Planning Director Debbie Pedro at 851-1700 x218 or


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