Smart Trees Pacific and the Division of Urban Forestry of the City & County of Honolulu are piloting a new community tree planting project within Olomana and Maunawili, titled Hoʻolāʻau.
Meanings of Hoʻolāʻau:
- to gather in trees, as in birds
- the idea of trees bringing people together
- to form mature wood, implying longevity and care of our trees
We will reach out to residents of Olomana and Maunawili with suitable planting sites in the City right-of-way adjacent to their homes and ask them to adopt a new free street tree. Participants will sign a Tree Care Agreement to water their trees and perform minor early tree care like pulling weeds according to direction by Smart Trees Pacific and the City.
This pilot project is funded by the City & County of Honolulu, and the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife; and State and Private Forestry, branch of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Region 5.
Bring Hoʻolāʻau to your neighborhood!
Are you interested in growing street trees with your community through this program? Though program is in the pilot stage and we are not accepting new communities to the program at this time, we would still love to hear from you. Email Corey at firstname.lastname@example.org.