Saving the ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree

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Developing new and improved tools for early detection of the fungi Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia in the ʻŌhiʻa and the environment

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The central repository for all content related to ROD: https://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/rod/HOME.aspx

Mortenson, L.A., R.F. Hughes, J.B. Friday, L.M. Keith, and J.M. Barbosa. 2016. Assessing spatial distribution, stand impacts and rate of Ceratocystis fimbriata induced ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha) mortality in a tropical wet forest, Hawai‘i Island, USA . Forest Ecology and Management. 377: 83–92.

2016 Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Response Plan https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/dl/rod/strategicresponseplanfinal.pdf

Respond to this Challenge!

Ready to help us detect and address Rapid ‘Ōhi’a Death? Think you’ve got a good idea or potential solution that might help tackle this challenge? Then, let’s get to work.

You can share your ideas on the Digital Makerspace via the Ideas Bin and the community will help shape and improve your idea. If you’re ready to enter the Ōhi’a challenge competition and be eligible for the Prize, submit your solution and take the next step towards saving the ‘Ōhi’a.

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Advancing Innovation for Invasive Species Management

Using air pump- pressure test

Anteneh Engineering
Market Shaping Phase
Using air pump to detect the existence of hole in the xylem that will be the means for the ROD fungus to get in the Ohi'a tree.

Tracing Plant fever

Anteneh Engineering
Market Shaping Phase
Tracing plant fever or body temperature variation to get early warning mechanism for the ROD fungus.

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David Benitez [0]
Ecologist
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Tom Quigley [2105]
Community Manager
Conservation X Labs
Washington, United States

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