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.
Ainaloa:*Ainaloa community (ongoing, weekday & weekend events) – contact Judy: haneypaws@aol-dot-com.
Hawaiian Paradise Park: Sat Sep 17 9am at Community Center on Maku’u & 16th
Kalapana Seaview: Wednesday September 7 – meet 9am at Community Park pavilion
Leilani Estates: Saturday September 24 meet at 9am at Community Center
COMING UP: Our semiannual Lava Tree volunteer event! Please join us on October 15 to control the re-growth of albizia along the old “tree tunnel” route near Lava Tree State Monument. Free t-shirt and lots of warm appreciation for all who volunteer! More details to come. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING:
For training/workdays, we will be doing 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
- long pants
- long sleeved shirt
- water bottle
- 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 want to sign up for a workshop or need more information, please email us at email@example.com.
At the information sessions, we focus on providing information to teams and individuals who want to take action.