HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT A TREE OR PLANT? INTERESTED IN A VISUAL OR INTERACTIVE TOUR OF SPECTACULAR GARDENS? LOOKING FOR EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN? Use these links to find a wealth of information, helplines, websites and blogs available to help you. Thanks to all who contribute ideas to include on this page!
INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT - DECEMBER 2023 Invasive species continue to be of great concern for many Windward residents. The following is a message from Honolulu City Council member Esther Kia’aina: A recent report fromKHON2 newsrevealed that the majority of the identified infestations of little fire ants on Oʻahu are located on the Windward Side, and coconut rhinoceros beetles and coqui frogs are still continuing concerns in our district. To learn more about how to combatinvasive species, please contact: Statewide Pest Hotline, 643-PEST (7378), Report new pest sightings athttps://www.643pest.org Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council -https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc, Email Chelsea Arnott atChelsea.l.Arnott.firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS),(808) 722-0995, Email Christy Martin email@example.com Hawaiʻi Ant Lab - Oʻahu Office, (808) 824-1366, Emailinfo@littlefireants.com,https://stoptheant.org Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response,(808) 679-5244, Emailinfo@crbhawaii.org, Report Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle discoveries athttps://www.crbhawaii.org/report Oʻahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC),(808) 286-4616, Emailoisc@hawaii.edu
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ON TREES AND PLANTS
Who to call for questions about trees on public property (from City and County of Honolulu)
WALKING TOURS, VIRTUAL TOURS AND INTERACTIVE MAPS OF GARDENS
Virtual self-guided tours of 50 of Hawai‘i’s most iconic and unique environmental locations on Oahua, Kauai, Mauai and Hawaii Island, mapped by the Outdoor Circle. Split screen interactive views showing site image at top and route map below allow you to move along the trail and pan or zoom at your leisure. Experience hiking the Kalalau Trail from Haena to Hanakapiai! Or take a leisurely stroll through Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden!
Interactive map and self-guided tour of Waimea’s Ulu La’au Nature Park, established and maintained by the Waimea Outdoor Circle Branch, with the largest collection of flowering Lehua Ohia trees in the world!
Virtual tours of 10 Must-See Gardens in the United Kingdom, with docent guided tours that you can watch and listen to from the comfort of home, including Kew Gardens, Highgrove Gardens, and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh