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Sudden oak death

2002-10-01 15:32:47+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

For a few years out here in California we've been watching trees die from "sudden oak death". For a long time nobody had a clue about what it was, some suspected beatles, but now they're pretty sure it comes from a fungus. And while the initial guesses were that animal movement transmitted it, it seems to go from bay tree to bay tree without damaging them. Bill forwarded a New York Times in depth look at the current state of sudden oak death. Worth a read if you're wondering about all those trees dying in place out in the hills of Marin.

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#Comment made: 2002-10-02 06:08:02+00 by: dexev [edit history]

I'll bet they figured it out when there were only two beatles left and the trees kept dying.