America’s Trees and ‘Sudden Death’ Syndrome
There is rot in the Earth's bosom, showing itself in dying trees. Everywhere a trained eye looks, ecosystems are dying and collapsing – of which emergent plant, animal and human diseases are symptoms. It may be over soon.
Yahoo! News – USDA moves to protect nation's trees from 'sudden death' syndrome
Tough new federal regulations designed to protect the nation's flora against the devastating plant disease known as sudden oak death syndrome take effect today, requiring nurseries in California, Oregon and Washington to be inspected, tested and certified before they can ship out of state.