Category: News

E.H.A.P. Workshop

    Tree Care Industry Association’s Electrical Hazards Awareness Program   Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists. In fact, electricity causes about 15 percent of all fatalities in the tree care industry, making it the leading cause of worker fatalities. This workshop alone will not Qualify you, or your company, for Line …

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Tree Care Near Manu-o-Kū Breeding Sites – Ending at the Beginning

  LESSONS ABOUT • Tree Care Near Manu-o-Kū Breeding Sites AAA is wrapping up the Kaulunani project to develop Guidelines for Tree Care Near Manu-o-Kū Breeding Sites, but it feels like a beginning. The Guidelines are completed and available for downloading. Also thanks to this project, AAA and its project partners have learned some lessons and …

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Tree Care Near Manu-o-Kū – Tree Companies Meet with Wildlife Experts

Additional meetings scheduled: Thursday May 16, 4pm UH Manoa, SOEST Courtyard, 1680 East-West Road Visitor Parking behind the Kennedy Theater Saturday May 18, 9am Iolani Palace, Coronation Bandstand Street Parking   Experts from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Hui Manu-o-Kū, and DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife met yesterday with a group of tree companies and …

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New Detections – New longhorned beetle, naio thrips

Invasive Cerambycid beetle found in Puna, Big Island  Naio thrips found in Kalihi, Moanalua, Pearl City, downtown Honolulu, Waikīkī    Click below to download pest information: Acalolepta aesthetica (Cerambycid longhorned beetle) New Pest Advisory Acalolepta aesthetica – Quick Pest Fact Sheet OISC flyer – Myoporum Thrips Detected on Oahu Klambothrips myopori Pest Advisory, June 2009   …

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AAA Awarded Kaulunani Funding for Tree Care Guidelines Project

Aloha Arborist Association is happy to announce our successful application for funding of a new project, “Tree Care Guidelines & BMPs for Manu-o-Kū Nesting Sites.” We will be working with the City and County of Honolulu Division of Urban Forestry, DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Hui Manu-o-Kū, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and others …

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Hurricane Lane and Tree Safety

CAUTION:  Damaged trees and branches extremely hazardous  During hurricanes and other storm events, damaged trees and branches can become entangled in highly unstable positions. This can be true whether they are fallen or still standing. If you cut or try to move trees or branches, they can shift, fall, snap or “jump” toward you unexpectedly, …

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Western Chapter ISA Hawaii Conference Brings Out the Professionals

                    From August 14th to 18th, 2018, Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture partnered with organizations on the four major Hawaiian islands to bring 2017 ANSI updates to our region’s arboriculture professionals. Gordon Mann, WCISA past president and current board member of the International Society of …

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Pest of the Month – March 2018

Wasmannia auropunctata Little Fire Ant Update Maui Invasive Species Committee produced a very effective youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ8TQ_ASsYQ Find out about ant management training on Hawai’i Island, the last Friday of every month, at www.littlefireants.com/AMC.html.                Distribution: Big Island – widespread; Oahu, Maui and Kauai – localized detections are being managed by …

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Pest of the Month – February 2018

New exotic ornate pit scale species found in Hawaii Island Asterococcus Prob. yunnanensis   Mahalo to the Hawaii Dept of Agriculture Plant Pest Control Branch, and Janis Matsunaga for the information and photos in this post. For more details, see: “Asterococcus sp. prob. yunnanensis Borchsenius (Hemiptera: Cerococcidae): A New Exotic Scale Insect Pest in Hawaii and the …

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AAA Tree Jamboree 2018 in Maui – Treetops!

Maui Green and Beautiful and Aloha Arborist Association: “Thanks!” To everyone who came to enjoy the day together, to our competitors for your inspiration and dedication to the profession, to our partners and volunteers for helping everyone have a great time, and especially to our sponsors CMI • TreeStuff • TrueWerk • WesSpur  ArborMaster • …

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