Ohia In Peril: Deadly Fungus Poses Threat To Native Tree

Dec 24, 2015

A new fungus has killed hundreds of thousands of native ohia trees on Hawaii Island.
Credit Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Ohia trees are known for their bright red lehua blossoms.
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Hundreds of thousands of native ohia trees are dying off because of a new fungus. The disease is spreading across the Big Island and state officials are hoping to contain it before it reaches other islands. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.