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Ohia In Peril: Deadly Fungus Poses Threat To Native Tree

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
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Flickr / mikenan1
Credit Flickr / mikenan1
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Ohia trees are known for their bright red lehua blossoms.

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.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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