Alumnus David Rizzo Featured in the New York Times

August 30, 2016

Like Tens of Millions of Matchsticks, California’s Dead Trees Stand Ready to Burn
New York Times

“It’s never just one thing that brings down trees,” said David Rizzo, the chairman of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis. “It’s always a combination. The first may weaken trees; the next stresses trees over time. Then comes a third, shutting down the trees’ immune and defense systems. Finally, the last may come along to disrupt nutrient systems. When all this happens at once, or in rapid succession, trees are no longer able to save themselves.” Read more