Phytophthora Ramorum is the brown water mold of foreign origins which causes the disease known as Sudden Oak Death. This disease, which is killing Tanoak trees at an alarming rate, was first documented in Marin County in the mid-1990s and has since spread up and down the North American west coast. Without proper prevention measures in place this disease threatens to make extinct North America's population of Tanoaks within our lifetime.
Produced by the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center located within Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Directed, Edited and Shot by Mahalo Video
Special Thanks to David Scheerer at Humboldt State University