Avoid injuring the ‘Ōhi’a plant/tree. Wounds serve as entry points for fungus. Avoid stepping on ‘Ōhi’a roots while walking or hiking.
Don’t move ‘Ōhi’a wood or ‘Ōhi’a parts. This includes parts of the ‘Ōhi’a like the lehua blossoms and liko (leaf buds).
Don’t transport ‘Ōhi’a inter-island. Follow State Department of Agriculture rules.
Clean gear and tools, including shoes and clothes before and after entering forested areas. After brushing off soil, spray with 70% rubbing alcohol.
Clothes and shoes should be cleaned before and after entering Hawai’i’s forests. Wash clothes in hot water and soap.
Wash the tires and undercarriage of your vehicle to remove all soil or mud. Try and remove all soil/mud from your tires and undercarriage, especially after traveling off-road.