Sudden Oak Death Along Skyline Boulevard


The South Skyline area is one place where the organism (Phytophthora ramorum) that causes Sudden Oak Death (SOD) has thrived. It escaped into native forests from ornamental plantings in the late 1980's-early 1990's in Santa Cruz County.  Traveling via wind-blown raindrops, it made its way into our neighborhood thanks to the continuous forest cover and because of our suitable weather conditions and trees.

Learn more at the links below and play a part in the continuing scientific investigation in our area.  The 2015 "SOD Blitz" for South Skyline was held April 25. The first three links below contain follow-up information from this event.