LKOC has been active in spearheading beautification and tree planting projects in Kailua since 1948! Here are some examples of what we have been involved in over the years. For more details on these activities, please visit our LKOC History and LKOC Projects pages.
Street Trees in Downtown Kailua
Below are renderings of several of our Planting Projects, showing how different our Kailua streets would look today, if LKOC had not been involved in planting for the future! Top photo in each split view is how plantings spearheaded by LKOC actually look today. Bottom photo has those plantings digitally removed, for contrast.
A FEW EXAMPLES OF OUR PLANTING PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS
Mokapu Blvd: Oneawa to KMCAS back gate: Coconut trees (1967); Narra, Rainbow Shower, Monkey Pod, Palms (purchase and installation) (1982-1985, and 2007).
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: Luolu palms, Shower, Autograph trees (landscape design, installation, (2008); mulching (2014)).
Castle Hospital: Monkey Pod (installation). (1999)
We were able to do this work in collaboration and partnership with DOT, City and County, and State entities. Funding came through private donations, foundations, and fundraising campaigns. Our efforts involved surveying, designing, installation, and 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 for the Phase I and II Corridors as well as Kailua Library fountain, for several years.