BROWN BAG #19: ALBIZIA – Statewide Strategic Plan & BIISC’s Albizia “Assassins”

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in brownbag, News, slider

Presenters: JC Watson, former HISC planner/Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) manager & Franny Brewer, Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) outreach coordinator

Summary: Albizia infests large swaths of our islands. Its rapid growth crowds out native species, its nitrogen fixing abilities change natural ecosystems, and its brittle wood breaks easily,
smashing property and destroying lives. Despite being one of the most detrimental plants in our state, there is no coordinated effort to address this invasive species on a statewide
scale. In 2013, Senate Resolution SR41-SD1 resolved that the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council (HISC) create a comprehensive plan for the control of albizia throughout the State. 

Link to Recording: Part 1: JC Watson, Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership/KMWP

Link to Recording: Part 2: Franny Brewer, Big Island Invasive Species Committee/BIISC

Additional Resources

Strategic Plan for the Control and Management of Albizia In Hawaii

BIISC: Albizia