Be on guard for lethal yellow on palms

Hawaiian gardens include hundreds of species of rare palms. As far as the U.S. is concerned, even the coconut palm can only be grown here and the southern tip of Florida. When it comes to species of palms in the world, there are thousands with more discovered each year. They come from the high mountains like the Andean wax palms that live at 13,000 feet above sea level to equatorial rainforest species like those from the Amazon.

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Active rebounders

PAHOA — A block party held in Pahoa last week gave lower Puna residents a chance to reconnect with each other and celebrate their home that remains scarred by last year’s Kilauea eruption.