Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death - Save our pohutukawa and rata!

Research Cooperative
16/08/17 11:19:58AM

I thought myrtle rust is bad, but listen to this news on Radio NZ's  Morning Report, 16th August, 2017:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/natio nal/programmes/morningreport/ audio/201854907/biosecurity- not-enough-to-stop-threat-to- pohutukawa

We need to have separate arrival lanes for all flights that pass through Hawaii, at all international airports in New Zealand, and a thorough inspection process.

For details about the disease, see the University of Hawaii site here:


The situation in Hawaii is already grim.

Please cross-post from here as widely as possible. As a plant scientist, I can say that the danger is not exaggerated.