HAWAII…. The World Wants To Know What Is Rapid Ohia Death?


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“Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree,” Now being shown on your local television channels.

By: Chad Rhodes August9, 2018

I had a chance Today to review the documentary “Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree” on KGMB Hawaii CBS.  What a life enlightenment to say the least. This is a must see no matter what part of the world you live in.

I am sure the world does not know of the plague that has hit the OHIA Trees on the Big Island of Hawaii. A forest of sticks instead of trees. This is a very dangerous situation for the ecosystem. Birds, bees and other wild life depend on the Ohia Tree.

Hawaii Invasive Species Council:  Rapid  ʻŌhiʻa Death Continues Marching Across Hawai‘i Island

For the past few years now the death of Ohia forest after forest has become a great concern to the locals. As you can see from photos that the Ohia tree is a large part of the forest species on The Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaii’s DLNR website for Rapid Ohia Death has many articles and pictures. Please read and become familiar with the struggle of saving the Ohia Trees.

 

A new documentary is being released August and September with the islands.

“Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaii’s Sacred Tree,” a new half-hour documentary on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, the disease that is killing ʻōhiʻa lehua, Hawaii’s most widespread and important native tree. This documentary has been funded by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council.

This film features some of the researchers and resource managers grappling with this new disease, and community members describing their emotional and cultural relationships with ʻōhiʻa.

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority will support three screenings of the video on Hawaiʻi Island, including the premiere at the Palace Theater in Hilo at 6:30 p.m. on August 4.

With DLNR DOFAW assistance, the video will also be broadcast on local network affiliates statewide in August and September.  The video was produced by Club Sullivan, with assistance from the Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death strategic response team.  For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, visit www.RapidOhiaDeath.org.

See “Saving ʻŌhiʻa” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at:

August 4 Palace Theater, Hilo

August 17 Kahilu Theatre, Waimea

August 31 Aloha Theatre, Kealakekua

Check your television guide for other broadcast dates, times, and channels.

 

 

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