Mālama Learning Center is working closely with the Hawai'i Department of Agriculture through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to heighten awareness about the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) throughout the Nānākuli community, and lead residents to take action to reduce habitat for these invasive pests. CRB is not native to Hawai'i and attacks, as its name implies, coconut trees as well as other palms, including th native Hawaiian loulu. It can kill these trees through boring through the trunk. Larvae of CRB are often found in greenwaste and mulch piles. To be successful, we must reduce in size and number this habitat for the CRB. Watch the following videos created by Outside Hawai'i (OC16) in partnership with the Mālama Learning Center.
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