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Rapid Ohia Death Symposia Scheduled for Big Island

February 16, 2018, 9:40 AM HST
* Updated February 16, 9:42 AM
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The Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Working Group will host two symposia on Hawai‘i Island in March 2018.

  • Saturday, March 3: West Hawaiʻi Symposium at West Hawaiʻi Civic Center, County Council Chambers
  • Saturday, March 17: East Hawaiʻi Symposium at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, UCB 100

Presentations will include Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death—tale of two species, how the fungus spreads, screening for resistance, wood treatment research, aerial tools for disease tracking, effects on the forest, management actions, and recommendations for landowners.

The group will also host small group discussions to gather feedback from the community and provide sessions for questions/answers.

Speaker presentations will start at 8:30 a.m. The symposia are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

Attendees 18 years and older will receive a free ROD decontamination kit.

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Refreshments will be available.

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These symposia are free public events. However, space is limited, so participants are asked to register by going to www.RapidOhiaDeath.org and clicking on the link for the symposium you’d like to attend in the “Announcements” column on the right side of the home page.

 

Check the website for more information about the disease. ​

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