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Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Found at Limahuli and Waipā on Kaua‘i’s North Side

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON JOINT NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2020 Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Found at Limahuli and Waipā on Kaua‘i’s North Side -Enhanced bio-sanitation efforts are strongly encouraged- (Līhu‘e) – The Kaua‘i Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Working Group announced today two new detection sites where the fungal disease has killed ‘ōhi‘a, the most prevalent tree in Hawai‘i’s native forests and a tree critical for the preservation of Hawai‘i’s watersheds.  Upon seeing ‘ōhi‘a consistent with the external symptoms of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, director…

Submitted by Matt Goodale on Sat 03/14/2020 - 8:25am

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Covid-19 Corona Virus Update

Last Updated March 28, 2020 National Tropical Botanical Garden, including our network of five gardens (Allerton, McBryde, Limahuli, and Kahanu in Hawaii, and The Kampong in Florida), is diligently monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We are following the protocols and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Hawaii State Department of Health, and the Florida State Department of Health.  We have taken all recommended sanitation, hygiene, and social distancing precautions and, in compliance with government directions, have suspended all tour operations until further notice.  Please check below for the latest news on visitor programs at each…

Submitted by Matt Goodale on Fri 03/13/2020 - 7:35pm

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