Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: PhytoExtractum Kratom Powder for Sale   Left Coast Kratom Buy Kratom Extract, Kratom Powder For Sale

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineStudy The CNS
Anecdotal Subtext

Registered: 11/17/20
Posts: 85
Last seen: 1 hour, 31 minutes
New Tree Fungus May Be Killing Thousands Of Acacia Trees In Oakland Hills
    #27043948 - 11/17/20 04:17 PM (9 days, 9 hours ago)

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — There’s new color in the East Bay Hills but they are not fall colors. The changing leaves may be the result of a mysterious and deadly tree fungus attacking acacia trees all across the Bay Area.

Tens of thousands of acacia trees are dead and dying across this ridge above Oakland. Scientists are collecting samples of wood to study in labs, trying to determine what exactly is killing the trees. They may have a clue.

“It’s a fairly new fungal pathogen called the pistachio canker, originated in Italy,” said Natalie Vandoorn, an urban ecologist researcher for the U.S. Forest Service.

Scientists caution they’ve also identified several other fungi, so the preliminary data is just that, preliminary.

People in the neighborhood started noticing it last summer. Marilyn Rhodes is 93. She has lived here a long time and has specific concerns.

“I noticed because I am very fire conscious because these hills burned just a year after I moved here in 1960,” said Rhodes. “The whole hill burned and fortunately not one of our houses burned but it very frightening to think it could happen again.”

Cutting down and chipping the trees could spread the fungus spores and make matters worse. There appears to be no easy or cheap solution says Mark Rauzon.

“We’re at just the tip of the iceberg on this problem, this ecological problem and it’s much bigger than Oakland,” said Rauzon.

Scientists agree that more study is needed to formulate a path to deal with this new fungus.

“It’s widespread and we know a little bit but, really not a lot yet,” said Vandoorn.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: PhytoExtractum Kratom Powder for Sale   Left Coast Kratom Buy Kratom Extract, Kratom Powder For Sale

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Cannabis "Could Kill Thousands" Jackal 4,523 12 07/03/06 08:14 AM
by Seuss
* Fungal Tree of Life Project veggie 715 0 10/26/04 02:18 AM
by veggie
* Pentagon Can't Seem to Kill Idea of Draft Ravus 1,079 7 06/09/04 04:08 AM
by matts
* Earthquake in Iran kills nearly 20,000 daba 958 0 12/29/03 04:59 AM
by daba
* Pet spider kills its owner luvdemshrooms 2,474 18 03/19/04 04:48 PM
by Lazerouth
* Ecstasy kills 18-year-old motamanM 3,638 14 07/01/03 02:57 PM
by crazycanadian
* Officer Accidently Killed Enforcing Possesion Laws baraka 1,426 6 11/07/04 09:14 PM
by chodamunky
* 12 killed, hostages held in Saudi Arabia daba 1,073 1 05/29/04 04:05 PM
by daba

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
120 topic views. 0 members, 7 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
Reliable Spores
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2020 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.032 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 12 queries.