The mission of the Hawaii Bonsai Association is to promote the art and culture of bonsai to Hawaii's communities. This endeavor will be achieved by providing bonsai knowledge, exhibits, demonstrations, and educational programs, among other means. The Hawaii Bonsai Association will strive to serve as a resource to bonsai organizations throughout the State of Hawaii.
Answers a great need for perpetuating the fine art of Bonsai in Hawaii. Through theory and practice, basic and advance instruction a foundation is taught from which enthusiasts grow and develope a knowledge of bonsai.
A new fungal disease is currently attacking and killing ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi. On Hawaiʻi Island, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa have already died across thousands of acres from this fungus, called Ceratocystis fimbriata. Healthy trees appear to die within a few days to a few weeks, which is how the disease came to be called “Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.” This disease has killed trees in all districts of Hawaiʻi Island and has the potential to kill ʻōhiʻa trees statewide.