Trees dying, worries growing

  • Courtesy University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

    The light-colored Austropuccinia rust is seen on a leaf.

  • Pamela Welch / Special to The Garden Island

    Dead java plum and other species of trees are seen in Wailua Homesteads.

WAILUA HOMESTEADS — Trees are dying in the Wailua Homestead and Kapahi areas, and though it’s not ‘ohia, some residents remain concerned.