Every year 250,000 Christmas trees are cut down from the Pacific Northwest, placed in air-conditioned containers, placed on freight ships and brought to Hawaii. The process is not particularly sustainable, eco-friendly or economically efficient.
Imagine the quantity of fossil fuels burned to cut trees, deliver them to containers, air condition and finally ship from the mainland!
Maui’s The Permaculture Group is providing Maui residents (for the 3rd year) with an alternative to expensive and eco-unfriendly mainland pine trees. These native trees provide a great alternative to the mainland pines. Instead of filling our landfills with dead trees which have a carbon footprint the size of a Hummer SUV, buy a native tree and plant it in your yard when Christmas is over. Moreover, by planting your living tree in your yard you’ll be helping to sustain and support Maui’s endemic plant life.
Permaculture Group’s Trees (prices also include delivery, and care instructions):
Ohi’a Lehua ($60/tree):
Endemic. Currently 2-3 feet tall. Blooms with gorgeous red or yellow flowers. Thrives in both wet and dry areas, great for attracting bees to a garden. Grows 30+ feet tall. Requires moderate watering. (Not currently in bloom.)
Endemic & endangered. Currently 4 feet tall. This shrub-like tree prefers full sun and grows up to 15 feet tall (shape varies). Natural habitats include dry forests on cliff faces, in gulches, and on steep slopes at elevations from 900 to 2,300 feet. Also produces flowers and seeds that have been traditionally used for lei making.
Currently 7-10 feet tall. In the plumeria family. Prefers drier climates, grows up to 30 feet tall and produces fragrant clusters of tiny white flowers. Needs sun, won’t tolerate direct salt spray. Will tolerate a diverse array of climates, and grows anywhere from sea level to 2,000 feet.
Call 808-250-1469 for more information or to arrange a delivery, or click here to purchase online