A hearing is scheduled to discuss proposed changes to the quarantine area and allow use of an oak from disease free area.
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Phyothophthora ramorum (sudden oak death) has been found north of the current quarantine boundary near Cape Sebastian in Curry Co. The proposed amendment would expand the quarantine northward to include the new site and a buffer area of approximately three miles. With the expansion of the quarantine, it is proposed to define disease-free and generally-infested areas within the quarantine. Provisions are proposed that would allow use of tanoak logs and firewood from disease-free areas. Encouraging use of tanoak should help slow the spread of the disease and lessen the impact on residents.
Comments will be accepted until January 31, 2012. If you can not attend hearing but wish to submit comments please send them to email@example.com by January 31, 2012.