Rapid ‘ohi‘a death in Koke‘e
LIHU‘E — For the first time, the more virulent of two fungal pathogens known to cause rapid ‘ohi‘a death has been confirmed in the Koke‘e State Park area, along Miloliʻi Ridge Road within Na Pali Kona Forest Reserve.
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“In this case, it was determined that bringing the tree down would injure other healthy ʻohiʻa and endangered plants nearby, so it was left standing and will be closely monitored,” said Kagimoto.
This is ridiculous.. the time is now to take action & get rid of that tree before it sits there & spreads ROD to all the other trees in the area. It is even stated later in the article:
“Even though this tree is dead, the fungus can live inside it for years, potentially releasing the deadly fungus into the environment to kill other ‘ohi‘a,”.
Seriously, Please remove this tree at the cost of a few other plants & trees before it infects them all. How can you possibly Think you can “monitor” This tree? Can you control the wind & elements that will spread its fungal spores? Please rethink your plan..