SAMPLING ʻŌHIʻA TREES FOR INFECTION WITH CERATOCYSTIS
See a short video on how to take samples from ʻōhiʻa suspected of having Ceratocystis wilt or Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (video updated December 2017). WARNING: Injuring ʻōhiʻa trees like this may kill them. *Be sure the tree you are cutting is already dead or dying.
CLICK HERE for Landowner's Guide to Collecting a Sample and Sampling Report Form
Collecting Samples from ʻŌhiʻa trees suspected of being infected with Ceratocystis (Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death) – posted 12/14/2016
Samples may be submitted to Dr. Lisa Keith, USDA, Agriculture Research Service, Daniel K. Inouye Pacific Basin Agriculture Research Center; Lisa.Keith@ars.usda.gov; 808-959-4357.
Please work with the local Invasive Species Committee on your island: 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). They will submit samples through the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Plant Quarantine Branch (PQB). (August 2019).
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources | USDA ARS Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center | USDA Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry | Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife | University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo | The Nature Conservancy (TNC) | Hawaiʻi Association of Watershed Partnerships | Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species CGAPS | Big Island, Maui, Moloka'i, O'ahu, and Kaua'i Invasive Species Committees (ISCS) | USFS Region 5 State and Private Forestry | USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center | Carnegie Airborne Observatory