Saving the threatened, iconic ‘ohi‘a lehua, 1 seedling at a time

  • Scott Yunker / The Garden Island

    Kim Rogers of the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee holds up one of the many ‘ohi‘a lehua keiki distributed Monday from Tamba Surf Co. on Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘a’s Kojima complex.

  • Scott Yunker / The Garden Island

    Tamba Surf Co.’s sale of limited-edition ‘ohi‘a merchandise raised $6,000 for local rapid ‘ohi‘a death response earlier this year. A portion of Tamba’s donation funded free bio-sanitation kits distributed to the community on Monday from the Kapa‘a shop in the Kojima complex on Kuhio Highway.

KAPA‘A — Kauaians of all kinds celebrated ‘Ohi‘a Lehua Day on Monday, with a seedling giveaway at Tamba Surf Company in downtown Kapa‘a.