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wiliwili tree pests

¬† ¬† Bruchid beetles (Specularis impressithorax) emerged from wiliwili seeds collected in September 2008. These seeds were stored in a glass jar for six months. the beetles lay dormant inside the seed and eat their way out through little hatches. One seed was infested with six beetles. Finding them emerged after a six months hibernation […]

wiliwili tree survey, puu waawaa

I surveyed fifteen wiliwili trees maikai, seaward, side of Highway 190 between mile 23 and 23.5. There are more trees mauka, mountain side of Hwy 190 , but I decided to start out small. Wiliwili¬† trees are easy to spot even from a distance because of their distinctive orange trunk and branches. They lose their […]

wiliwili trees survey

Wiliwili trees outside of Kamuela, Hawaii near Pu’u Huluhulu. Others are seen along Mamalahola Highway from mile markers 23-25.

wiliwili tree seeds and seedling

I collected more seeds from a group of wiliwili trees just outside of Kamuela ,Hawaii in the shadow of Pu’u Huluhulu. Wiliwili seeds resemble kidney beans. My intent is to propagate these plants by starting them from seeds. Seeds are collected as the drop to the ground. The soil underneath these trees are dry and […]

wiliwili tree

red dirt twin ruts lead lazy turns through lion fur grass waving up to the pu u where blue sky tussles its blond top lonely cactus knee deep in the velvet sea miming to each other with ridiculous poses a grand naked orange tree branches busy trunk twisted stand divided back to its younger flirtatious […]