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Public’s vigilance appreciated in fight against invasive insect

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question</strong>: There is a coconut tree in Kaneohe, on the mauka side of Heeia fishpond, that looks a lot like the ones infested with the coconut rhinoceros beetles. Could you forward this to the place that handles this problem?</p>
<p><strong>Answer</strong>: We forwarded your photos to Chris Kishimoto, with the state Department of Agriculture's Plant Quarantine Branch, who said he could not see any evidence of the beetle damaging the tree.</p>
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Question: There is a coconut tree in Kaneohe, on the mauka side of Heeia fishpond, that looks a lot like the ones infested with the coconut rhinoceros beetles. Could you forward this to the place that handles this problem?

Answer: We forwarded your photos to Chris Kishimoto, with the state Department of Agriculture's Plant Quarantine Branch, who said he could not see any evidence of the beetle damaging the tree. Login for more...



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