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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

The ‘Ōhiʻa Challenge offers a cash prize for a solution to the destructive ROD invasive fungi

U.S. Department of the Interior offices and agencies are working in partnership with others on the ‘Ōhiʻa Challenge, named after a Hawaiian legend that tells of the love and separation of the young couple ʻŌhiʻa and Lehua; Jealous of their love, the goddess Pele turned the warrior ʻŌhiʻa into a tree and Lehua into the […]

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Scene from the film: Kumu Hula Kekuhi Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Photo by Annie Sullivan.

Film ‘Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree’ to air statewide in August and September

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the release of “Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree,” a new half-hour documentary on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, the disease that is killing ʻōhiʻa lehua, Hawaii’s most widespread and important native tree.

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

UH-Hilo awarded over $197K for a study on the impact of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death on animals

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo was awarded a grant of $197,056 by the National Science Foundation Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) to study the effect of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) on animal communities in Hawai‘i. The project, entitled “RAPID: Cascading effects of rapid and widespread mortality of a foundation tree species on animal […]

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Ohia growing at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit. Hawaii 247/7 File Photo

Rapid Ohia Death plant pathogens to receive Hawaiian names

Researchers in Hawaiʻi, working with national and international specialists, have published a paper providing new insight into the origin and development of the tree disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). Scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Hawaiʻi worked with colleagues at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the […]

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Rapid Ohia Death Summit held on Oahu, calls for $10M in funding

The fungal disease has devastated more than 50,000 acres of native ʻōhiʻa, one of Hawaii’i’s most prized and culturally important forest trees.

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Volcano Watch: Lava-loving ‘ōhi‘a lehua is a pioneer plant in peril

From its humble beginnings on a barren flow, ‘ōhi‘a lehua, or ‘ōhi‘a, becomes the dominant tree of the Hawaiian rain forest.

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County fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:19 a.m. alarm Sunday (July 10) to the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve to search for a lost hiker and his dog.

The 30 year-old man had wandered off the main trail and was unable to find his way out through the thick rain forest area dominated by Hapuu ferns and old growth Ohia trees. After an hour of being off the trail the man call for help via his cellphone which positioned his location via GPS. Both ground crews and a helicopter were dispatched to rescue the man.

Sunday morning helicopter rescue airlifts hiker and his dog to safety

County fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:19 a.m. alarm Sunday (July 10) to the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve to search for a lost hiker and his dog. The 30 year-old man had wandered off the main trail and was unable to find his way out through the thick rain forest area dominated by Hapuu ferns […]

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