The 5th Annual Malama the Trees Free Educational Workshop

Presented by Maui Green & Beautiful


This Event was a TREMENDOUS Success. Mahalo to the fine speakers and volunteers who are responsible for this GREAT achievement.

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This workshop mixes the landscape/tree professionals with community members, all learning & sharing at the same place!

  • Date:   November 14, 2015
  • Time:   8:00am to 11:45
  • Location:   University of Hawaii Maui Campus-Kalama Building, room 103 & 104
  • Co-sponsors:   UH Maui Department of Agricultural & Natural Resources, Aloha Arborist Association, Maui Association of Landscape Professionals
  • CEU’s:   For ISA Certified Arborists – 3 CEUs
  • Contact Person:   Elaine Malina / 808-281-9297


8:00am  —  Registration

P1120643tn8:30-9:00am  —  Eyes in the Trees: Little Fire Ants, Coconut Rhinocerous Beetle & Rapid Ohia Death

Speaker:   Lissa Strohecker

    Lissa is the Public Relations & Education Specialist with the Maui Invasive Species Committee

P1100763tn9am-10am Pruning, the Do’s & Don’ts for Ornamental & Fruit Trees

Speaker:   Ernest Rezents

    Ernie is Professor Emeritus Agriculture UH Maui, a ISA Certified Arborist and is a ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist. He received the ISA True Professional of Arboriculture 2015 award.

10:00-10:15  —  Break

bily10:15-10:45  —  “Tree Protection = Watershed Protection — What species benefit community needs & what ones are problematic”

Speaker:   Pat Bily

    Pat the Nature Conservancy’s Invasive Plant Specialist, member of the State’s Pesticide Advisory Committee and has a landscape industry background from farming to landscape maintenance.

susitn10:45-11:15  —  Correct Mulching Techniques

Speaker:   Susi Mastroianni

    Susi is a Certified Arborist and Master Gardener and has owned a garden design company since 2004

p1030602tn11:15-11:45  —  “A Tree within a Tree”—discussing the biology of trees, which is important for proper air-layering propagation including a demonstration of air-layering

Speaker:   Terry Nutt

    Terry is a Certified Arborist including Tree Risk Assessment with ISA and owner of A-Nutt Nurseries. He is a former member of the Maui County Arborist Committee

Mahalo to the co-sponsors Aloha Arborist Association and the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals who have again made generous donations to the Workshop to assist in Maui Green & Beautiful costs.

Also the UH Maui Department of Agricultural & Natural Resources have provided the rooms for no charge.

Thank you, to all of you, for your support making this another informative and enlightening Workshop!