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Rapid Ohia Death
ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), a keystone species in Hawaiʻi’s native forests, faces a new threat in the form of a new fungal disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). First detected on Hawaii Island a half-dozen years ago, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa on Hawaiʻi island have already died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. In 2018, the disease was found for the first time on Kauai. There is currently no known cure for affected trees, so preventing the spread of this disease is vital.
Weds Feb 20, 5:00-6:30 PM
“Saving ʻŌhiʻa: Hawaii’s Sacred Tree” Documentary showing at Princeville Library.
Thurs Feb 21, 6:00-7:30 PM
Studio HA’A: “Saving ʻŌhiʻa: Hawaii’s Sacred Tree” Documentary.
Sat Feb 23, 8:30 AM – noon
KNPS Makauwahi Cave Reserve volunteer work day. More info (click on item)
Thurs Feb 28, 6:00-7:30 PM
“Saving ʻŌhiʻa: Hawaii’s Sacred Tree” Documentary showing at Hanapepe Library.
Fri Mar 1, 5:00-6:30 PM
Kokee Annual Hawaiian Blessing and Invasive Species Work Day. More info.
Sun Mar 3, 11AM – 3PM
Aloha School Superhero Sunday at Princeville Park. More info.
Weds Mar 6, 9:00 AM
Hanalei School Hawaiiana Day
The Pono Endorsement Program is a voluntary partnership between nursery and landscaping businesses, … [Read More...]
Plant of the Week
Merremia tuberosa (wood rose) is overgrowing the north shore.Learn More...