Interested in learning how to control young albizia BEFORE these fast-growing trees become a menace? Want to know more about how to contact absentee landowners or report trees in the ROW? Come to an albizia workshop and learn how to take ACTION on albizia.
If you lived in Puna (or anywhere on the island) through Tropical Storm Iselle, you are likely well aware of the damage and impact these large, weak trees can have on a neighborhood. We are proud to be supporting island communities that are reclaiming their neighborhoods and turning back the tide against albizia one tree at a time.
INFORMATION SESSION EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH at HPP Activity Center, 9am: Join us for an information session about albizia! Learn the proper technique for assessing trees for control and how to control them safely and effectively using a minimal amount of herbicide. Learn the steps you can take to report dangerous hazardous trees in your community. Join the HPP residential cost-sharing program for affordable amounts of Milestone herbicide. Event is from 9-10am at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, 16th & Maku’u.
WORKDAYS/Albizia Assassin Events: No workdays are scheduled at this time. Keep checking back for updates!
These events include hands-on with our albizia field crew, handling sharp tools and herbicide. If you plan to participate in the hands-on trainings or workdays, please wear/bring:
- sturdy, closed toe shoes (required)
- long pants (req)
- long sleeved shirt (req)
- water bottle (we provide ice-cold water for refills)
- Optional for comfort: hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellant
We may stumble across LFA (little fire ants) in some areas, so we also recommend bringing a hat and towel or cloth you can use to protect your neck and collar line (ants will fall from the trees when disturbed).
If you would like to bring an information session or training day to YOUR community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Have hatchets, will travel!