Brown Bag #18: Saving Ohia: Hawaii’s Sacred Tree (Rapid Ohia Death Documentary)

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in brownbag, slider

Presenter: Christy Martin, Executive Producer & Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS)

Summary: “Saving Ohia – Hawaii’s Sacred Tree is a documentary highlighting the significance of Hawaii’s native tree, ohia, and the current threat of Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island.This film provides an in-depth look into the cultural and ecological importance of Hawaii’s keystone species – and the potential impact of the current epidemic. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about ohia and the two new fungal pathogens causing Rapid Ohia Death, and meet the team of scientists, conservationists, and Hawaii residents determined to protect native forests and save ohia.

Produced by CLUB SULLIVAN TV for the University of Hawaii’s Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS).” (

Link to Recording (coming soon)

Additional Resources

Arborists ROD Recommendations (May 2018) *According to the latest research; it is recommended to use arborist sealant if wounding a tree is unavoidable. Sealant can be found at most garden or hardware stores in the garden or nursery section.

ROD – 5 Things You Can Do

Rapid Ohia Death Poster