Help Stop The Spread of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

ʻŌhiʻa Lehua blossoms
ʻŌhiʻa Lehua blossoms

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We need your kōkua (help) to deter a plant disease from reaching native forests on Maui.

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, caused by a fungus that kills native ʻōhiʻa trees, has been detected on the Big Island. This disease has a 100% mortality rate.
All native forests have ʻōhiʻa trees. If you are coming to Maui from the Big Island and plan to visit a native forest, please do the following before your visit:

  • Clean and remove dirt and debris from shoes, clothing, and equipment.
  • Spray your boots, clothing, and equipment with a 70% alcohol spray.
Mahalo! Your kōkua will help protect the ʻōhiʻa tree, which is found only in the Hawaiian islands and nowhere else on earth.

Last updated: May 17, 2021

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Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

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(808) 572-4400

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