8th Annual Malama the Trees at UH Maui College
Our Association has a long history of advocating for trees in our area, whether it is preserving and supporting existing trees, or having new trees planted along roadways and in our county parks. We have joined community efforts to stop unreasonable plans to remove trees for completely unrelated issues and claims. These actions were justified when years later, the trees remained, still offering all of their benefits, and the claimed detriments never occurred.
However, our overall focus is very wide and is geographically fixed. So we look to environmental partners who have a laser focus on supporting the trees in all regions of Maui, and that is “Maui Green and Beautiful.”
So while this event is not ours, we offer our support to them and encourage participating on Saturday from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM.
Presents the 8th Annual “Malama the Trees”
“May the Forest Be With You!”
Co-Sponsored by: UH Maui College, Aloha Arborist Association
Free educational seminar
Open to the community, arborist, and landscape professionals
Saturday, November 10th
UH Maui College Ka Lama Building Room 103
Attention ISA Certified Arborist: 3.75 CEU’s (continuing education units approved by WCISA)
Recognizing the Importance & Care of our Urban Forest
8:15 am Registration
8:45am Maui Green & Beautiful Board President, ISA Certified Arborist Elaine Malina
Introducing our 2 campaigns to plant at least 50 trees by 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the goal of creating a tree ordinance to protect mature healthy trees & promote correct pruning in Maui County.
Quick Introduction to the itreetool.org website.
9am-10am Guest Speaker-Jeannie Pezzoli-Tree Educator, former member Maui County Arborist Committee; Maui Outdoor Circle –past president; UH Maui College- Professor
Trees are Cool-Count the Ways-also explaining the “sustainable justifications” behind the new tree plantings on UHMC campus-saving AC costs by shading sidewalks to keep students cool between buildings and by shading building facades.
10am-11:30 Guest Speaker-Adam Wright, ISA Certified Arborist, Adam’s Creations LLC
The Wisdom of the Forest-general tree talk, including topics on the value of trees, tree biology, soil science, tree planting, plant health care with the emphasize on correct pruning.
11:30am-12:30 Guest Speaker-Ernie Rezents-Professor Emeritus Agriculture
UH Maui/MCC, ASCA Register Consulting Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist
Tree Walk -around the UH Maui Campus-starting at a full shaded parking lot cooling effect, introducing the variety of trees on campus, correct pruning, and the benefits of trees. Ryan Wilson, Ehu Kai Tree Preservation assisting.