Rapid Ohia Death Information

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.



Boot washingTo prevent spread of the Ceratocystis fungus, It is important to thoroughly clean your boots and gear whenever you’ve been working or hiking in an area with known Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death infection. Here, Big Island Invasive Species Committee volunteers get an alcohol spray and boot scrubbing after working near Lava Tree State Monument.

Links to more information:

CTAHR Rapid Ohia Death Landing page

ROD Brochure_First Print Final – OCT 2015

Rapid Ohia Death article in Jan 2016 Volcano newsletter

Rapid Ohia Death CTAHR pub June2015




Map for Brochure update Dec2015