Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
The 2009 CFPC Insect and Disease Field Trip will be held Wednesday, July 29, on the Descanso Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest.
Please Save the Date!
The field trip will prominantly feature the goldspotted oak borer, newly discovered in 2008 in Southern California, believed exotic, and associated with high mortality.
Also other pests and pathogens of our southernmost forested lands.
Topics for field discussion identified so far:
1) Goldspotted Oak Borer: symptoms, damage, hosts
2) Impacts the mortality has had and may have on the Cleveland NF
3) Trapping studies : when and how far does GSOB move
4) Do drought stress and diseases play roles in GSOB attack and mortality
5) GSOB Firewood, trunk, and chip movement and utilization issues: solarization tests of firewood
6) Other insects affecting oak twigs, leaves, bole
7) History and ecology of oak stands in area / Oak management
8) Regeneration of forests after recent fires
9) California Flatheaded Borer damage in Jeffrey Pine
10) Annosus root disease in Jeffrey Pine
11) Leafy and Dwarf mistletoes