RAPID ‘ŌHI‘A DEATHPosted on Dec 3, 2015 in News
A disease that is new to science and new to Hawai‘i has killed thousands of ‘ōhi‘a trees ( Metrosideros polymorpha) across 6,000 acres of Hawai‘i Island. Known as Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD), it is caused by a fungus called Ceratocystis fimbriata. We can all help minimize further spread, and buy time to help researchers find answers and potential treatments. This disease has the potential to kill ‘ōhi‘a trees statewide. The most important thing we can all do now is help prevent ROD from spreading.