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.
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."
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.
TREE INQUIRIES AND PROTECTIONS
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.