Trees for Honolulu's Future
Trees for Honolulu's Future




Have you had your tree counted as part of the City-wide effort to plant 100,000 trees by 2025? Be a part of it! Click here.

Tree Selection: Right Tree, Right Place, RIGHT CARE

The Maui County Planting Plan is a great resource to help you pick the perfect tree for your climate, location, and maintenance capability.

Hawaiian Electric provides a quick reference on, "Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place."

Click Here to read TFHF President Daniel Dinell’s Civil Beat Article on the initiative/need for care of trees. Arbor Day Hawaii has a wealth of great information on Tree Care.

Tree planting

Planting a street tree

1) Call the Department of Parks and Recreation, Horticulture Services Branch at 971-7151. They will visit the site and consider your request. If approved, they will plant the tree designated for your neighborhood. They will prune the tree, but you will be responsible for watering. 

2) Submit plans for review to the DPP, picking from a list of 36 trees and 4 palms. You can plant as soon as the tree is approved.  Here are the: instructions and Standards and Procedures.


Here's a list of all government numbers for tree-related inquiries.

What happens if someone deliberately damages a street tree?

DAMAGING A STREET TREE IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO $500 FINE AND 6 MONTHS INCARCERATION. Injuring a tree through the following means is a crime: blocking water and air to the by filling in the area around it, piling things around it, pouring poison nearby, trauma from a vehicle or animal, and putting a cable, rope or fastener on it.

Reference Guide on How Hawai´i’s Counties Regulate Trees: Urban Forestry County Regulation. This summary paper provides a broad overview of all existing county regulations that function to regulate trees in some way for four of Hawai´i’s counties: City and County of Honolulu, Maui County, Hawai´i County, and Kaua´i County.

I have trees on my property I wish to remove and donate? Here are some helpful hints/advice.

What about my neighbor’s tree with branches hanging over my property? Read this very nuanced overview for guidance.