HAWAII FORESTRY EXTENSION

Dr. J. B. Friday
CTAHR | University of Hawaiʻi
Cooperative Extension Service
875 Komohana Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Telephone: (808) 969-8254
Fax: (808) 981-5211
Email: jbfriday@hawaii.edu

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Selected Forestry Publications

acrobat iconElevitch, Craig R., Garien Behling, Michael Constantinides, and James B. Friday. 2014. Grower’s Guide to Pacific Island Agroforestry Systems, Information Resources, and Public Assistance Programs. In: Elevitch, C.R. (ed.). Food-Producing Agroforestry Landscapes of the Pacific. Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai‘i. http://www.agroforestry.org

acrobat iconFukumoto, Glen K. 2014. Small-scale livestock production in agroforestry landscapes. In: Elevitch, C.R. (ed.). Food-Producing Agroforestry Landscapes of the Pacific. Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai‘i. http://www.agroforestry.org

acrobat iconProper Technique for Injecting Albizia with the Herbicide Milestone®: A new brochure (Sep 2014) outlines the correct procedure for injecting albizia trees (Falcataria moluccana) with the herbicide Milestone (R) (active ingredient aminopyralid). The technique if for natural areas only and not residential areas. Do not use this technique on trees that may damage homes, buildings, or power lines when they fall.

acrobat iconKoa: A Decade of Growth, Proceedings of the Symposium, Editors: Lisa Ferentinos and Dale O. Evans, November 18 and 19, 1996, Honolulu Hawai’i.

acrobat icon Farm and forestry production and marketing profile for coffee (Coffea arabica). By Virginia Easton Smith, Shawn Steiman,and Craig Elevitch. 2010. In: Elevitch, C. R. (ed). Specialty Crops for Pacific Island Agroforestry [2.3 MB]

acrobat icon Farm and forestry production and marketing profile for koa (Acacia koa). By J. B. Friday. 2010. In: Elevitch, C. R. (ed). Specialty Crops for Pacific Island Agroforestry [3.9 MB]

acrobat icon Farm and forestry production and marketing profile for moringa (Moringa oleifera). By Ted Radovich. 2010. In: Elevitch, C. R. (ed). Specialty Crops for Pacific Island Agroforestry [1.1 MB]

acrobat icon Farm and forestry production and marketing profile for tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum). By J. B.  Friday and Richard Ogoshi. 2010. In: Elevitch, C. R. (ed). Specialty Crops for Pacific Island Agroforestry [1.8 MB]

acrobat icon Acacia koa (koa). By Craig Elevitch, Kim Wilkinson, and J. B. Friday. 2006. In: Elevitch, C. R., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands [2 MB]

acrobat icon Calophyllum inophyllum (kamani). By J. B. Friday and Dana Okano. 2006. In: Elevitch, C. R., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands [1.1 MB]

acrobat icon Cordia subcordata (kou). By J. B. Friday and Dana Okano. 2006. In: Elevitch, C. R., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands [1 MB]

acrobat icon Metrosideros polymorpha (‘ōhi‘a). By J. B. Friday and Darrell Herbert. 2006. In: Elevitch, C. R., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands [2.1 MB]

acrobat icon Morinda citrifolia (noni). By Scot Nelson. 2006. In: Elevitch, C. R., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands [866 KB]

acrobat icon Musa species (banana and plantain). By Scot Nelson, Randy Ploetz, and Angela Kay Kepler. 2006. In: Elevitch, C. R., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands [866 KB]

acrobat icon Thespesia populnea (Portia tree). By J. B. Friday and Dana Okano. 2006. In: Elevitch, C. R., ed. Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands [1 MB]

acrobat icon Norfolk Island pine culture: collecting and storing seed, propagating, growing, harvesting, marketing. By David Fullaway (1972) C1-453.

acrobat icon A Manual for Tree Planting in the Hawaiian Islands, by Theodore Zschokke, Extension Forester. UH Agricultural Extension Service Extension Bulletin No. 5, 1930.

Hawaii Forest Journal

The Hawaii Forest Journal publishes articles on health and productivity of Hawaii's forests.

Shade-Grown Coffee in Hawai‘i: Results of a twelve farm study in Kona

A report on a survey of coffee farms using different shade trees in Kona, including information on shade tree species, shade levels, coffee health and productivity, and carbon sequestration. By Craig Elevitch, Travis Idol, J. B. Friday, Chris Lepczyk, Virginia Easton Smith, and Scot Nelson. Published by Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa, Hawaii. 2009. The full 22-page report may be downloaded from the project website.

acrobat icon Toward Sustainable Agriculture: A Guide for Hawai‘i’s Farmers

A manual on sustainable agriculture by J. Smith and S. A. El-Swaify, eds. Including a chapter on agroforestry and chapters on environmental topics, sustainable crop production, sustainable agriculture production, and marketing. Avaliable both in print or on line.

acrobat icon Characteristics of Hawaii's Retail Forest Industry in 2001

A new report on Hawaii's retail forest industry based on information from the 2001 forest industry survey (see below). The report found that retail sales of Hawaii-grown wood products were greater on the neighbor islands than on Oahu (61% vs. 39%), that most establishments had been in business a long time (average 16 years), and that koa accounted for 75% of the value of retail sales of Hawaii-grown wood products but most establishments also sold other Hawaii-grown woods.

acrobat icon Economic Value of Hawaii's Forest Industry in 2001

The report summarizes the results of a survey of the forest industry in Hawaii and estimates that the total value of the industry in 2001 was $30.7 million with a total full time employment of slightly over 900 jobs.

Common Forest Trees of Hawaii (Native and Introduced)

A reprinting of the USDA Forest Service Agricultural Handbook no. 679 by Elbert L. Little Jr. and Roger G. Skolmen, 1989. 8.5 x 11 inches, comb bound, 377 pages plus 12 pages in color reproducing paintings by Isabella Sinclair. Common Forest Trees of Hawaii (Native and Introduced) has been an invaluable reference for foresters, botanists, and naturalists of all stripes who want to identify and learn about trees and forestry in Hawaii. The initial printing of the book in 1989 quickly sold out, and it has been unavailable in recent years. The current printing has been redesigned and newly formatted to place the text on a single page wherever possible and place the illustrations next to the appropriate text.

This handbook provides an illustrated reference for identifying the common trees in the forests of Hawaii. Useful information about each species is also compiled, including Hawaiian, English, and scientific names; description; distribution within the islands and beyond; uses of wood and other products; and additional notes. The 152 species described and illustrated by line drawings comprise 60 native species (including 53 that are endemic), 85 species introduced after the arrival of Europeans, and 7 species introduced apparently by the early Hawaiians.

The introduced species described include 13 species of eucalypts ( Eucalyptus), 5 species of pines ( Pinus), and 11 other conifers. Two plant families are well represented: the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), with 25 species, and the legume family (Leguminosae), with 15. One chapter is devoted to forests and forestry in Hawaii. Maps of the Hawaiian Islands show the physical features and place names, major forest types, and forest reserves and conservation districts.

Currently out of print (May 2010) but individual species chapters are available on-line.

acrobat icon Financial Analysis for Tree Farming in Hawaii

A primer on how to analyze finances of timber plantations.

Cost of Production Spreadsheet

Download a cost of production spreadsheet for the above publication in Microsoft Excel format, 274K file size. If your computer is not already set up to read these files, you can download the FREE Excel reader. If your computer is not already set up to read these files, you can download the FREE Excel viewer.

acrobat icon Seed Technology for Forestry in Hawaii

How and why to collect, order, and use quality seed.

Short-rotation Management of Eucalyptus: Guidelines for Plantations in Hawaii

Lessons learned from the BioEnergy program and the USDA Forest Service on establishing tree plantations in Hawai'i. USDA Forest Service PSW-GTR-137, 1992. Available as acrobat icon downloadable pdf or for purchase from CTAHR (acrobat icon pdf order form).

acrobat icon Some Woods of Hawaii: Properties and Uses of 16 Commercial Species

A summary of wood properties testing carried out by the USDA Forest Service. General Technical Report PSW-8, 1974. Also available on-line at URL http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2862 as part of the UH
ScholarSpace digital archive. The publication contains descriptions and technical information on 16 woods commonly grown in Hawaii. (Order form for hardcopy.)

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- Gifford Pinchot, first Chief, USDA Forest Service