Task force eradicating albizias in East Hawaii

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The height and the stark white trunk of an albizia tree makes it stand out among the other trees Thursday along the Puainako Extension in Hilo.

The Hawaii Island Albizia Task Force announced it will carry out a series of albizia control projects costing $1 million within the next several weeks on the east side of the Big Island.