Plants intentionally introduced into the islands of Hawai‘i as crops, livestock forage, ornamentals, and forestry species have escaped cultivation, gone “wild” and now cause economic problems for agricultural producers and land managers. They also take over habitat for rare and endangered native species. For a professional science-based update on this important topic, click here.
Demonstration of a Multicropping System in Establishing and Producing Native Trees

Rogerene K. M. Arce, Extension Agent
Alton Arakaki, Extension Agent

Moloka‘i Applied Research Farm Kaunakakai

Kali Arce looking at understory crops beneath Kukui Trees
Field Demonstration of Simultaneous Establishment of a Pili Grass Ground Cover and Native Hawaiian and High-Value Hardwoods

Dr. Joe DeFrank, UH Weed Specialist
Poamoho Experiment Station O‘ahu
Field Day at Poamoho Expt. Station
RREA Professional and Staff Development and Training in Forestry Skills

Dr. James B. Friday, Extension Forester
Koa Field Day