Selecting the right tree

            Arborists have a saying – “Right tree, right place.” As a corollary, there is also “wrong tree, wrong place.” Think of a monkeypod planted in a small planter – an extreme case of “wrong tree, wrong place.”             So how do we, as landscape...

How to Plant a Tree So It Lives a Hundred Years

The following article was co-authored by myself and Arlene Taus Salomon, a Certified Arborist on Maui, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Arbor Day in Hawaii.  See a short bio for Arlene below.  It was first published in the November 9, 2005, edition of Ka Nupepa. ...

Shoreline erosion exposes roots

Shoreline erosion has become an increasing problem for Hawaii.  Nearly 25% (17 miles) of Oahu’s beaches were lost during the 20th century.  Even greater losses have been reported on Maui.  While it would be nice to blame something sinister and faceless like climate...

Pro Bowl Planting 2012

Pro Bowl planting              The NFL teamed with Friends of Hawaii’s Urban Forest and numerous community partners for a Pro Bowl greening project onJanuary 25, 2012, at the Waianae Boys & Girls Club.  The work included irrigation, landscaping, the installation...

Past Projects

Project: Rehabilitation of Streets, Arborist Services FY08 Client: City and County of Honolulu Contract Amount: $150,000 Description: Evaluating street trees prior to road rehabilitation in Manoa and Pearl City and on Beretania Street. Project: Wahiawa Transit Center...