Catch the Hawaiʻi Experimental Tropical Forest at the ʻŌhiʻa Love Festival! Happening this Saturday, November 4th in Hilo at the Komohana Research and Extension Center.
From the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources: This is a very special event, to honor ʻŌhiʻa, and learn the latest research about the disease that is threatening them.
This year our theme is : Ka ‘Upena O Ke Ola- the net of life. LIfe from mauka to makai is inconnected, like a big net, many of Hawaiʻi’s native and endemic species are dependent upon ʻŌhiʻa lehua, for food, water, and shelter.
The design was created was and donated by local artist and conservationist, Kimberly DeSouza.
Come show your ʻŌhiʻa Love and learn more about this important keystone species that supports life.
This event is brought to you by the University of Hawaiʻi, the Department of Land and Natural Resources – Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and your local Invasive Species Committees.