West Hawai‘i Civic Center Dry Forest

Outplanting of native dry forest species was completed at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center (WHCC).  HFIA and HFI partnered with Hawai‘i County, Nan Inc., and subcontractors Jill Wagner, Future Forests Nursery and Agro Resources to recreate a dry forest community along the new Ane Keohokalole Highway extension, fronting the WHCC.  Jill selected 12 species of dry forest plants, including Ohe makai, Aweoweo, Lama, Aali’i, Wili wili, Ohia, Mamane, and Loulu Palm.  There were also groundcovers, shrubs, and trees, planted in groupings that mimic the dry forest and allow for ease of irrigation. Two project signs were produced and installed.