'Sudden Oak Death'

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NPR's Elaine Korry reports a microbe blamed for the death of tens of thousands of California oak trees has now been detected in the state's Douglas firs and redwood trees. In recent studies, scientists discovered spores of so-called "sudden oak death" on Douglas firs at one test site in Northern California, and on redwood saplings on public lands in five counties. State officials moved quickly to quarantine the affected region.

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