Banyans under attack

I helped Honolulu Civil Beat reporter, Denby Fawcett, with her article Oahu’s Banyan Trees Are Under Attack, Many Are Dying. Visit to see the...

Lobate Lac Scale – a “Most Unwanted” Pest

             Lobate lac scale (Paratachardina pseudolobata) was discovered on Oahu at Moanalua Gardens during the Hawaii Tree Climbing Championship the first weekend in October 2012. To the large gathering of arborists, it was obvious that something was wrong with a...

How to Plant a Tree

Happy belated Earth Day!  I was on KITV Honolulu Morning Show on Saturday, April 20th, talking about how to plant a tree.  Click here if you’d like to see the short (about 3 minutes) clip.

WCISA Board Member

I am happy to announce that I have been elected to the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA) Board as a Director.  WCISA includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada and in all its history there has never been a board member...

Trees and Construction

   I gave a presentation to the Society of American Military Engineers – Honolulu Post on July 10, 2012, about Trees and Construction.  Here’s a pdf file of the PowerPoint presentation if you’re interested:  Trees and Construction