2018 Oahu LICT Exam

     Congratulations to all of the candidates that attended the training classes, studied hard, and waited out the storm to finally get tested! Much Mahalos to all our sponsors, judges and volunteers, who make this program very successful. This year was special….and we haven;t seen this in a very long time – kokua, aloha and all around being thankful. Thank you everyone who has/had contributed to this program as we are in our 18th year. Please don’t forget about this program next year as we will be having another exam to get more people certified! Good luck to the candidates and if you didn’t pass this year,please continue to become certified and know that you did your best.   ...

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2018 LICH Conference and Tradeshow

This year’s Conference and Tradeshow is right around the corner. Online Registration ends October 5th. Get your tickets now for what promises to be a great show! Watch a demonstration of grafting of fruit and ornamental trees; hear about seedless tress and other improved ornamental plants; get a detailed lesson in an improved air layering system; meet and greet the new Dean of CTAHR, Nicholas Comerford, PhD; study an updated landscape industry survey poster; get the latest information on Rapid ‘O’hi’a Death and much more. 5 Certified Arborist, Restricted Use Pesticide and LICT CEUs available. ...

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The LICT Field Test is On For Oahu 2018!

The 2018 Field Test for Oahu is On! The Hands-On Test is scheduled for AUGUST 25, 2018. The LICT Training Classes start date has been changed to June 26th! Written tests: Thursday, August 23rd Go to the Training Page, click here, to register for the classes or to check out the new schedule. Thanks to the Certification Committee and HLICA for finding a way to get the test reinstated for this year. If you are certified and not adding a module this year, be sure to get in touch with Brandon Au at bau@honolulu.gov to help in any way you can from set up to Judging for this year’s test. Volunteers are needed! For Test Registration Forms for the Oahu 2018 LICT test, go to the LICT Test Registration Page: click here ...

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Ken Sugai Appointed to Big Island Water Board

A letter from Mayor Harry Kim of the Big Island states: “It is my pleasure to nominate Kenneth Sugai of Council District 6 to the Water Board. Mr. Sugal is the Managing Member of Keauhou Nursery, LLC. His past work experiences include being a manager at Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, sales at Big Island Honda Kona and a vacation counselor at Hilton Grand Vacations. Mr. Sugai, a graduate of Konawaena High School, attended the University of Hawai’ i. Active in the community, Mr. Sugai is presently the President of the Hawaii Island Landscape Association, Vice President at Ka Ohana o Honu’ apo, a nonprofit organization that works towards the restoration, improvements, maintenance and protection of the historical and cultural sites’ of Honu’ apo Park.” This year has seen several well failures and emergency water restrictions. If Kona is going to maintain a vibrant and tropical landscape for residents and visitors alike, having a landscaper on the Water Board is more important than ever. Congratulations, Ken! ...

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A Native Plant Garden Grows For 30 Years In Wailea

A Native Plant Garden Grows For 30 Years In Wailea In the south end of Wailea, nestled between two resorts, is Wailea Point, a private community filled with manicured lawns, lush tropical gardens, and canopies of mature trees and palms.  When construction began in the mid-1980’s the coastline of this property was rugged lava rock cliffs full of kiawe and other weeds.  As part of the master plan of the Wailea resort community, an ocean side walkway connecting resorts, condominiums, beaches and public parking was to be maintained by each property. Hundreds of visitors pass through this ocean walk daily, taking in the view, jogging, or just on a morning stroll.  Having previously been the gardener for this area of Wailea Point, I can tell you the most common questions from these passers-by include “What type of lawn is that?” – Seashore paspalum.  “What island is that?” – It’s still Maui.  If you drive around that mountain you get to Lahaina.  “Where’s the nearest place to get coffee?” – Well…. ... ...

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