Highlights of LKOC’s Kailua Tree Planting & Beautification Projects Since 1948
A On this page, please scroll down to find: ~ Video of LKOC’s Beautification Projects 1948 - Present ~ Map of LKOC’s Beautification Projects in Kailua ~ Summary List of LKOC’s Beautification Projects 1948 - Present ~ Examples of our Beautification Projects - Photos
Please visit our Tree Preservation Page to find detailed information on our current tree preservation efforts in Kailua.
Please visit our LKOC Projects Page to find descriptions of our current and more recent beautification projects and activities in Kailua.
Please visit our LKOC History Page to see a written and pictorial History of LKOC, from our founding in 1948 to present.
We are proud of our accomplishments, and grateful for the support of our community in helping us further our efforts to Keep Kailua Clean, Green and Beautiful!
Enjoy this video of our LKOC Planting Projects over the years!
LKOC BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT SITE MAP Here’s a map showing highlights of LKOC’s Beautification Project Sites in Kailua over the years. Refer to Map Key color-coded text boxes below the map for numbered site description details.
Note: To access an INTERACTIVE VERSION OF THE MAP below, where descriptive images of each numbered site and area can be viewed as you move around the map, click HERE.
Aikahi Shopping Center Park (at corner of Kaneohe Bay Drive and Mokapu) Monkey Pods, Coconut Palms, Kalamona (1980)
Lanikai and Kailua Elementary school grounds: Monkey Pods (installation). (2005)
Kailua Intermediate School: Royal Poinciana, Monkey Pods (installation). (2002)
Downtown Kailua and Surrounding Neighborhood Street Trees Planted
Kailua Heights Subdivision: Royal Poincianas. (1954)
Kuulei Road: Kamani trees (landscape design, installation). (1953) (1973)
Kainalu Drive from fire station to Kailua Road: Royal Poincianas (1954, 2009)
Central Kailua East: Hamakua, Hekili, and Hahani Streets: Rainbow Shower and Pink Tecoma (surveyed, marked sites, installation). (2000-2003)
Central Kailua West: Kainehe, Hoolai, Aulike, Maluniu, Kihapai, Uluniu, Kailua Road and Kuulei Road: Elaeodendron, Hawaiian Kou, Tecoma, Kamani (surveyed, marked sites, installation). (167 trees planted in 1957, dozens in 2000-2003)
Major Boulevards and Traffic Triangles
Mokapu Blvd: Oneawa to KMCAS back gate: Coconut trees (1967); Narra, Rainbow Shower, Monkey Pod, Palms (purchase and installation) (1982-1985, and 2010).
Kainui Drive: Instrumental in planting the first coconut palms (1957)
Kailua Corridor Phase I, II: Oneawa to Waimanalo Junction: trees, palms, naupaka (landscape design, installation and on-going maintenance of Phase II from above dike road to Hamakua Drive 2000-present).
Kailua Corridor Phase III: Kalanianaole east from Waimanalo Junction: Luolu palms (purchase, installation). (2005)
Kailua Recreation Center parking lot: Loulu palms, Shower, Autograph trees (landscape design, installation, (2008); mulching (2014)).
Castle Hospital: Monkey Pod (installation). (1999)
In collaboration with DOT, City and County, and State entities. Funding through private donations, foundations, and fundraising campaigns. Our efforts involved surveying, designing, spearheading installation, performing maintenance. Street Tree Plant Materials came from C&C list of acceptable street trees and native plants from their Waipio nursery. Sustainability: LKOC contracted with Board of Water Supply to pay on-going water bills on several projects.