Albizia Control Training Workshop & Volunteer Day on Saturday, May 10th

There will be an Albizia Control Training Workshop & Volunteer Day on Saturday, May 10th, from 8:30am-12:00pm. Anyone interested in learning about albizia control or lending their time to a good cause is welcome.

On April 12th volunteers from UHH, HCC, and alll over Puna killed over 1,000 albizia trees in Black Sands, preventing their spread. You can check out pictures and videos from the event on the BIISC Facebook page:

When: Saturday, April 15th, 8:30am-12:00pm

Where: Meet at the Corner of Ocean View Parkway and Aloha Road, in Black Sands (map).

Directions from Highway 130: Turn right onto One Ele`ele Road. Take the first left onto Ocean View Parkway. Park on the side of the road near the white BIISC canopy tent at the corner of Ocean View Parkway and Aloha Rd (12 minutes from Pahoa Town).

What: You will learn how to estimate tree hazard level and the “Incision Point Application” control method, developed by the University of Hawaii and the U.S. Forest Service. Through hands-on training, volunteers will apply their skills to trees endangering the Keauohana Forest, roads, homes and power lines in Black Sands Subdivision. There will be about a half-hour of instructional training and three hours of application of skills with BIISC staff in the surrounding area. More information is available below and in the attached press release.

Please bring: Wear sturdy shoes, pants, a long-sleeved shirt, hat, bug repellent, and sunscreen. Gloves, hatchets, herbicide, safety gear, hand-washing stations, and refreshments will be provided.

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