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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.
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Monday, May 20
Biosanitation Workshop for Ecotour Operators
1-4:30 PM at Kauai Community College OCET 106
Wednesday, May 22
“Saving ʻŌhia” Documentary
6 – 7:30 PM at Koloa Public & School Library
Sunday, May 26
Banana Poka Festival
9 AM – 4 PM at Kokee State Park
Thursday, June 6
Rat Lung Worm workshop
Location TBD – save the date!
Thurs-Sun, August 15-18
Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
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Plant of the Week
Merremia tuberosa (wood rose) is overgrowing the north shore.Learn More...