HPP has set up their own program to help control the albizia within Hawaiian Paradise Park. There is an information session every 3rd Saturday of the month at 9 am at the Activity Center at 16th and Maku’u. This is a free session and is not restricted to HPP homeowners-all Puna residents are welcome to attend.
At the HPP workshops, attendees will learn how to distinguish a hazard from a non-hazard tree and what steps land owners can take to rid of these pests.
Different legal steps need to be taken to safely remove hazardous trees on neighboring properties. Please refer to HPP’s guide here.
For more info about albizia trees in HPP and what’s being done to get rid of them visit the HPPOA (Hawaiian Paradise Park Owners Association) website.
Contact Judith Houle for more information or to get involved.
A group of neighbors came together and created a 501(c)(3)non-profit called Albizia-Be-Gone and are actively getting permissions from different property owners to treat albizia throughout the Ainaloa subdivision.
Contact Judy Haney for more information or to get involved.
KSE has organized with the intention of eradicating albizia inside the subdivision and in the state land around the area. BIISC works with KSE regularly to assist in their plan. Community volunteers have collected permission from landowners to treat albizia on multiple properties. Dates of planned workdays can be found here: https://www.biisc.org/
Nanawale Estates continues to work on controlling young and non-hazard albizia throughout the subdivision. BIISC worked with the Nanawale VFW post and their volunteers to control 20 acres of albizia on the VFW property. Events listed here: https://www.biisc.org/
Leilani Estates continues working on controlling non-hazardous albizia along the roadways within the community.
Contact Mark Hauanio at MarkHauanio@yahoo.com for more information.