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Humans Fostering Forest-destroying Disease


August 16, 2007

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Paradoxically, the spread of Sudden Oak Death--a potentially catastrophic tree killing disease that first invaded California in the 1990s--is being encouraged by human landscape management practices that have increased the size and density of west coast oak forests, according to a forthcoming study. Research shows that other human activities may be involved as well. Full Story

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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