Understanding and Managing Sudden Oak Death in California

2.3. Prioritizing Areas for SOD Disease Management Activities

On small properties with relatively few trees, it may be feasible to reduce disease risk for every tree. On large parcels, economic and/or logistic constraints will limit the extent to which management actions can be applied. Hence, a key element of the planning process involves setting priorities. Limited resources can be used most effectively by determining:

A matrix for prioritizing areas for SOD management activities is shown in table 2-7. The matrix provides a framework for prioritizing candidate areas based on the following main categories.

You will obtain the largest benefit per unit cost by focusing on the most important resources that are most likely to be impacted and are relatively easy to treat.