do not have any confirmed cases of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death from islands other than the Island of Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi.
ISLAND OF HAWAIʻI
Landowners who suspect their trees are infected with
Ceratocystis on Hawaiʻi Island are encouraged to contact Corie Yanger with reports and locations of these trees.
If you see a tree with ROD symptoms (browning crown or limb over a few days or weeks) on another island, please contact the local Invasive Species Committee: Kauaʻi 808-821-1490 (email@example.com), Oʻahu 808-266-7994 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Molokaʻi 808-553-5236 ext. 6585 (email@example.com), and Maui 808-573-6472 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include a photo and description in all email correspondence.
HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD
There is no effective treatment to protect ʻōhiʻa trees from becoming infected with Ceratocystis or cure for trees that exhibit symptoms of the disease. Therefore, we have an important role to help prevent the further spread of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. There are 5 simple things we can all do to help in this effort:
1) Don’t move ʻōhiʻa wood or ʻōhiʻa parts. If you don’t know where the ʻōhiʻa material is from, don’t move it.
2) Don’t transport ʻōhiʻa inter-island. Follow the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture quarantine rule and don’t move ʻōhiʻa off of the Island of Hawaiʻi.
3) Avoid injuring ʻōhiʻa.
Wounds serve as entry points for the fungus and increase the odds that
the tree will become infected and die from ROD. Avoid pruning and
contact with heavy equipment wherever possible.
4) Clean gear and tools, including shoes and clothes, before and after entering forests. Brush all soil off of tools and gear, then spray with 70% rubbing alcohol. Wash clothes with hot water and soap.
5) Wash your vehicle with a high pressure-hose or washer if you’ve been off-roading or have picked up mud from driving. Clean all soil off of tires and vehicle undercarriage.