Tea scale of camellia – Fiorinia phantasma Photos by Dr. Arnold Hara, University of Hawai’i, CTAHR Tea scale of camellia is a polyphagous armored scale. These mussel-shaped scales are found on the underside of leaves, are up to 0.67mm in length, and often have horizontal red stripes across their backs. Large eggs found under …
Koa Wilt – Fusarium oxysporum All photos by Dr. J.B. Friday, University of Hawai’i, CTAHR Description The fungus Fusarium oxysporum lives in and blocks the xylem of Acacia koa and Acacia koaia, causing major dieback or tree death. Distribution Hawaii Island, …
Rapid Ohia Death As professionals in the arboriculture field it is our kuleana to do everything that we can to prevent the spread of the Ceratocystis fungus that causes Rapid Ohia Death. Below are some helpful resources. Please watch this short Video Brochure – Very informative visual description. To prevent spread of the Ceratocystis fungus, It is …
Have you seen our Proper Pruning Techniques brochure? It includes a list of AAA Members, current as of August 2015.
Pest of the Month – Koa Rust (Atelocauda digital) Hosts: Infects a wide range of Acacia species, including A. koa, mangium, auriculiformis, aulococarpa, crasicarpa, leptocarpa, mearnsii, and polystacha. Distribution: Occurs on all major Hawaiian islands except Lāna‘i. Damage: This rust disease is not fatal to koa trees. Severe symptoms (witches’ brooms) are mainly confined to several or …
Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer – Euwallacea – and Fusarium Dieback (Fusarium sp.) beetle/ disease complex Hosts: Most likely hosts in Hawaii are avocado and coral tree but it has attacked a wide range of trees in Southern California. Distribution: A new beetle species invading California (with potential for spread to Hawaii.) This beetle is being …
Monkeypod Round-Headed Longhorn Beetle – Xystrocera globosa Hosts: Wide range of species of wild and cultivated leguminous trees, (Mimosaceae, Papilonaceae), belonging to genera such as Acacia, Acrocarpus, Adenanthera, Adina, Albizzia, Bauhinia, Cassia, Duabanga, Haematoxylon, Parkia, Xylia, Paraserianthes, Samanea, and several Malvaceae (Grewia, Salmalia) and Rosaceae (Prunus). Distribution: Originates from Southeast Asia, and is widely distributed. …
Jamilee Kempton won the Women’s Division at the 2015 International Tree Climbing Championship in March. The Aloha Arborist Association is very proud of Jamilee for winning the International title and setting a new World Record in the Women’s 15m Secured Footlock with a time of 20.16.67 seconds! ISA Results Page Local News Story!
Check out this video produced by DLNR about how to detect the Little Fire Ant. Click here to see video