The ʻōhiʻa lehua is the dominant tree in the Native Hawaiian rainforest. Legends and chants from the Native Hawaiian people explain a scientific necessity to our Hawaiian eco-system.
The plant, which is scientifically known as the Metrosideros Polymorpha is currently under attack from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). The fungal virus is wiping out acres of forest at an alarming speed.
The Lyons Estate in Mountain View, Hawaii needs your support to preserve 20 acres of pristine ʻōhiʻa lehua trees while propagating and collecting seeds to bank. Funds will go towards compliance of the management plan for the Department of Land and Natural Resources Forestry Program, continuing seedling education, and banking up to two million seeds with the #OHIALOVE project.
Your support and donations are needed quickly.
$5 USD ‘Liko Package Enjoy some good karma, every little bit helps!
$50 USD + Lehua Package We will send you one 5 x 7 photograph of a ʻŌhiʻa lehua taken by photographer Courtney Mau.
$250 USD ʻŌhiʻa Package Conserve an ʻŌhiʻa tree in your name! Receive a certificate of authenticity from the Lyons Estate. Plus receive a private invite to a hosted picnic on the grounds of the Lyons Estate in August 2018.
$5,000 USD ‘Ahihi Package You will receive a three-night stay at the Lyons Estate in Mountain View, Hawaii. *blackout dates may apply, transportation not included.
To Support, please visit our crowdfunding page.
Pictured here: 15,000 ohia seeds collected by #OhiaLove.