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ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest: A Festival to Celebrate ʻŌhiʻa Trees -Hilo, HI

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Join us for this FREE second annual festival celebrating ʻōhiʻa trees! The goal of the ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest is to celebrate ʻōhiʻa and promote awareness about this important tree. There will be fun activities for all ages, including a virtual tour of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death-affected forest, keiki and adult scavenger hunts, and live music and dance! Talks, demonstrations, and educational booths will promote ways we can all help to prevent the spread of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death disease devastating our forests. This is a zero waste event.  

ʻImiloa Astronomy Center

600 ʻImiloa Place

Hilo, HI 96720

9AM-4PM




Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree: A Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary (Kealakekua)

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Join us for the documentary premiere of "Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree." This film documentary highlights the importance of Hawaiʻi's native tree, ʻōhiʻa, and the current threat of the disease known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). ROD has impacted thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi Island and has recently been detected on Kauaʻi.

 

This is an opportunity to learn more about ʻōhiʻa, the two new fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, and the team of scientists, land managers, and Hawai'i residents determined to protect ʻōhiʻa forests.

 

Come and join us for this free event on Hawaiʻi Island during the month of August. Space it limited, so please click on the tickets link to reserve a seat!

August 31, Aloha Theater, Kealakekua 6:30PM-8:30PM


Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree: A Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary (Waimea)

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Join us for the documentary premiere of "Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree." This film documentary highlights the importance of Hawaiʻi's native tree, ʻōhiʻa, and the current threat of the disease known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). ROD has impacted thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi Island and has recently been detected on Kauaʻi.

 

This is an opportunity to learn more about ʻōhiʻa, the two new fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, and the team of scientists, land managers, and Hawai'i residents determined to protect ʻōhiʻa forests.

 

Come and join us for this free event on Hawaiʻi Island during the month of August. Space is limited, so please click on the tickets link to reserve a seat!

Friday, August 17 Kahilu Theater, Waimea 6:30PM-8:30PM

Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree: A Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary (Hilo)

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Join us for the documentary premiere of "Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree." This film documentary highlights the importance of Hawaiʻi's native tree, ʻōhiʻa, and the current threat of the disease known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). ROD has impacted thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi Island and has recently been detected on Kauaʻi.

 

This is an opportunity to learn more about ʻōhiʻa, the two new fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, and the team of scientists, land managers, and Hawai'i residents determined to protect ʻōhiʻa forests.

 

Come and join us for this free event on Hawaiʻi Island during the month of August. Space is limited, so please click on the tickets link to reserve a seat!

August 4, Palace Theater, Hilo 6:30PM-8:30PM

Local Artist Crowdfunds to Help Fight Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Fungus

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Local Oʻahu-based artist, Laurie Sumiye, has collaborated with the Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) outreach and education team to fundraise for ROD decontamination kits for the public. In addition to sharing information about the threat of ROD here in Hawaiʻi and reporting possibly infected ʻōhiʻa trees, residents and visitors are encouraged to help by decontaminating shoes and gear before and after visiting forests or areas known to have ROD fungus. Laurie Sumiye has donated her artwork to the "I Love ʻŌhiʻa" crowdfunding campaign to raise $4000 for decontamination kits. The fundraiser, which has almost reached its stretch-goal of $7000, was covered by Big Island Video News.

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