Review Category : Landscape Hawaii Magazine

Hawaiiscape Webinar Series

“Bringing the voice of the Green Industry to you” LICH educational webinar series that expands on topics in the Hawaii Landscape Magazine. Register for Upcoming  LICH Webinar Please join LICH for the upcoming LICH webinar on February 16, 2021, 3 PM – 5 PM pm via Zoom. Dr. James Downer will expand on his research and experience in mulching practices, and how they are applicable to landscape and arborist industry practices. Michelle Montgomery will be discussing efforts to find new products for little fire ant control in the state. The search for organic treatment options will be discussed as well. Up to 1 RUP CEU’s, 1 LICT CEU, and 1 ISA CEU will be available as well. ...

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Latest Issue Hawaii Landscape Magazine

Here is the latest issue of the Hawaii Landscape magazine ready for download to read on your iPad, Lap Top or Computer. Hawaii Landscape is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not receiving the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to story submittal. ...

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Latest Issue Hawaii Landscape Magazine

Here is the latest issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download to read on your iPad, Lap Top or Computer. Hawaii Landscape is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not receiving the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to story submittal. ...

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Latest Issue Hawaii Landscape Magazine

Here is the latest Issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download to read on your iPad, Lap Top, or Computer. Hawaii Landscape Magazine has a readership of over 20,000 and is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not receiving the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to story submittal. Read the January February 2021 Issue ...

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Latest Issue Hawaii Landscape Magazine

Here is the latest Issue of Hawaii Landscape Magazine ready for download and to read on your iPad, Lap Top, or Computer. Hawaii Landscape Magazine has a readership of over 20,000 and is mailed to 5,000 addresses every two months. If you are not getting the magazine by post, send us an email. It is a free publication. If you want to submit an article go to Story Submittal Read the May/June SPECIAL ‘ŌHI‘A ISSUE ...

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Hawaii DOT is Raising the Bar on Worker Qualifications

Roadside Maintenance Contracts Require CLTs and Arborists CLT Certification is now required for all Hawaii DOT roadside landscape maintenance contracts. All private contractors must show proof of certified employees before signing new roadside mowing & irrigation maintenance contracts. At least one supervisor must be certified in good standing as a CLT/Maintenance and one with the CLT/Irrigation and must be on the work site at all times during operation. Both of these certifications may be held by the same person serving in the respective positions. All tree work above 10 feet also requires certified workers. This requirement calls for an ISA  Certified Arborist with at least six years of experience to supervise and be on site at all times during tree work above 10 feet. All work in the tree must be done by Certified Tree Workers with at least three years experience with local tree species. CLT Training and Certification Starts Soon The 2011 CLT season begins with the Kauai training classes in May and June. All those interested should... ...

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Research Supports Keeping It Local!

USING NATIVE HAWAIIAN PLANTS IN LANDSCAPING WILL PROMOTE AWARENESS AND CREATE NEW DEPOSITS OF NATIVE FLORA Plant local!  We know there’s debate about how strongly native Hawaiian species like `ohi`a lehua should be emphasized in local landscaping projects.  Often plants are chosen based on availability, popularity, ease of growth and economics.  Here’s another consideration that hits closer to home.  Hawaii’s native plants face a multitude of threats in their natural environments (fueling our infamous title of “endangered species capitol of the world”).  Use of native species in landscaping efforts will not only showcase and promote an awareness of the unique beauty of Hawaiian flora, but done wisely can also create “repositories” of genetic stock.  However, given the findings of our research and related studies on the evolution and biogeography of Hawaii’s flora, we strongly urge the landscape industry to keep native species as local to their source as possible and leave genetic introductions to conservation managers. Hawai`i is an unprecedented natural laboratory for experiments in local adaptation and speciation (the... ...

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‘Iliahi – The Forest Mediator

The ‘Iliahi tree (Sandalwood) is a rem­­arkable, valuable, and fascinating plant that can play a vital role in native landscapes. ‘Iliahi trees (Santalum spp.) are hemi-parasitic and require a host plant to help them grow.  Their shallow roots graft onto roots of other plants through a sucker-like organ called haustoria which enable them to take nourishment from the host (or multiple hosts). That would seem like a big disadvantage for the host plant, but the reality is more complex and there may be shared benefits.  It could be that ‘Iliahi was an essential part of the mesic forests of Hawaii as a unifying element helping to balance resources. Four species of Sandalwood are listed as endemic to Hawaii, including Santalum ellipticum, S. freycinetianum, S. haleakalae, and S. paniculatum.  ‘Iliahi has few insect pests, is drought tolerant (particularly S. ellipticum), has attractive reddish new leaves and flowers (particularly S. freycinetianum), and has a slow to moderate growth rate with ultimate height varying between species and planting locations. Historic records and other... ...

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