WHERE IS ROD?
Updated February 2019
Currently, the disease is found on the Islands of Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi. Ceratocystis huliohia, the less virulent of the two fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, was detected on Kauaʻi in May 2018. Ceratocystis lukuohia, the more virulent fungal pathogen causing ROD, was detected on Kauaʻi in December 2018.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Help prevent spreading Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death by practicing these five things:
1. Avoid injuring ʻōhiʻa.
2. Don’t move ʻōhiʻa wood or ʻōhiʻa parts.
3. Don’t transport ʻōhiʻa inter-island.
4. Clean gear and tools, including shoes and clothes, before and after entering forests.
5. Wash the tires and undercarriage of your vehicle to remove all soil or mud.