We’re going back..to Lava Tree! On Saturday, February 20 in honor of HI Invasive Species Awareness Week, BIISC will be leading a workshop/work day to control albizia trees around Lava Tree State Monument, site of the old “tree tunnel” where so many albizias came down during Iselle.
We will be treating the small, regrowing trees along the road, as well as heading deeper into the forested area to control the large trees which continue to seed the area. If you have been treating albizia in your neighborhood but haven’t had the chance to “bag” a giant tree, you will get the opportunity on this day! All volunteers will receive an Albizia Assassins t-shirt and other fun gifts.
Experienced assassins and newcomers alike are welcome. We will provide training for any beginners. Safety equipment, hatchet, and herbicide will be provided by BIISC. We have not yet encountered fire ants in this area, so we do expect to be working in an LFA-free zone.
Registration from 8:30-9:00, safety briefing and training will begin at 9am. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt. Children 13 or older are welcome with parental permission and an adult chaperone.
Many mahalos to Hawaii Island United Way, whose generous donation allowed us to purchase new safety equipment and Milestone to make this (and future events) possible!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 933-3340.