UH Lyon Arboretum is happy to announce phase two of the Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Seed Banking Initiative, and a second series of ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshops in 2019, made possible by funding from Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.
Kona, Hawaiʻi: February 16, 9am-12pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm
To register, go to www.ohialove.com.
The workshops aim to expand capacity for collection and banking of ʻōhiʻa seeds across all islands in response to the ROD crisis. They are free and open to anyone who wants to learn how to properly collect, handle, and process ʻōhiʻa seeds, without doing harm to trees or forests, using methods that protect seed viability and ensure conservation value for future restoration.
Workshops are being scheduled at other islands/locations in 2019, and you can register to be notified of future workshops here.