Interns Report On Fatal Tree Disease to San Pablo City Council

EarthTeam San Pablo City Council
Interns presented to San Pablo City Council about the presence of fire blight in San Pablo

On May 2nd, Interns provided a report and presentation to the San Pablo City Council about their EarthTeam Urban Forestry Internship and their project diagnosing the tree disease fire blight.

Fire blight is a fatal tree disease that has no cure, and while it can be managed by tactical pruning of the infected areas in the tree canopy, it will eventually kill the tree. Students provided an overview of the disease to council members, along with the susceptible tree species, how to identify infected trees, and a map marking the location of diseased trees along of stretch of San Pablo Avenue.

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Interns report on the tree species affect by fire blight and the consequences of losing street trees in the City.

The City Council thanked the students bringing the issue before them, and will decide how to manage the trees at a later date. They also recognized the students for their work planting trees in the San Pablo park’s Wanlass Park and Davis Park.

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