Sudden Oak Death

http://www.kqed.org/.stream/anon/radio/quest/2009/05/2009-05-11-quest.mp3

As California continues to respond to an outbreak of swine flu -- plant biologists are dealing with a deadly epidemic of a different kind. Sudden Oak Death is devastating oak forests along the coast, killing trees that are key to the ecology of the coastal hills. Researchers have found a way to inoculate individual trees from the disease, but are struggling in their search to find a more sweeping answer to the threat.

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