Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death has already killed hundreds of thousands of this native tree in Hawaii Island forests. This disease is new to science and to Hawaii and thus has prompted state and federal agencies to combine efforts to try and find answers and potential treatments, as well as to inform and educate people about Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death. At simultaneous news conferences on Oahu and Hawaii Island, managers and researchers will provide updates on Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death as well as on an awareness campaign associated with this disease.
Honolulu and Hilo News Conferences
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015
Honolulu-DLNR Chairperson’s Office, 1151 Punchbowl Street (Kalanimoku Building)
Hilo-Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, 64 Nowelo Street
DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (Honolulu)
Senior Communications Manager