1. To understand what makes a forest healthy from an ecosystem perspective.
  2. To understand the factors that predispose, incite, and contribute to oak decline.
  3. To understand the risk of sudden oak death (caused by Phytophthora ramorum) to eastern forest ecosystems.

1: Emerging Forest Health Issues

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2: Emerging Forest Health Issues Pt 2

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Steve Oak • Forest Pathologist
Forest Health Protection, Southern Region • U.S. Forest Service