February 28, 2019 6:00 pm / 7:30 pm

Hanapepe Public Library, 4490 Kona Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716

4490 Kona Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716

(808) 335-8418

Join us for “Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree”, a documentary highlighting the significance of Hawaiʻi’s native tree, ʻōhiʻa, and the current threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi Island. In 2018, Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death was confirmed on Kauaʻi in at least four locations.

This film provides an in-depth look into the cultural and ecological importance of Hawaiʻi’s keystone species–and the potential impact of the current epidemic.

Kim S. Rogers, Kauaʻi ROD Outreach Specialist of the Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee, will be present following the screening for Q & A session.

“Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree” was produced by Club Sullivan TV for the University of Hawaiʻi Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species. You can learn more about the documentary here, https://savingohia.com/ For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, here, https://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/rod/

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Documentary summary and program image adapted from the documentary’s website, https://savingohia.com/ This free event is made possible by the Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee.