The Erythrina Gall Wasp invaded the islands in 2005 and in less than a year, had a devastating effect and threatened the very existence of native wiliwili (Erythrina sandwiencis), a keystone species of Hawaii dryland forest ecosystems. Tri-Isle provided fiscal oversight of a Maui County emergency response grant allowing researchers to travel to Africa to collect potential biocontrol species to be used in long term mitigation and survival of the wiliwili dryland forest.