Rapid ohia death now found throughout Hawaii Island forests

A drive through almost any ohia forest now is very sad if you observe how many trees are dying or dead. Rapid ohia death or ROD has been spreading in the forests of East Hawaii for several years. Now, it is showing up in West Hawai as well. To see the effects of ROD, take a drive up Kaloko Mauka, South Kona or over the Saddle and you will see defoliation and die back on trees young and old.