The Hawaiian ‘ohi‘a forest is under attack. A new and devastating disease called Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death (ROD) has already decimated over 15,000 acres of ‘ohi‘a forest on Hawai‘i Island and has the potential to destroy many more statewide. A recently launched crowdfunding campaign aims to protect and preserve ‘o¯hi‘a species through seed-banking at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum.
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