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Oregon Parks make new efforts to hold back sudden oak death

Sudden oak death is on the move again. The aptly-named disease, caused by a fungus, is present in parts of California and Curry County in Oregon. More infected tan oak trees were found recently in Humbug State Park near Port Orford, leading to new efforts to remove the infection, and further steps to avoid spreading the fungus to new areas.

We get an update on what's happened so far, and what it takes to hold sudden oak death at bay. Nick Morris at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and Sarah Navarro, Regional Sudden Oak Death Pathologist with the Forest Service, join the conversation.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.