Trees of Lanai Hawaii

December 20, 2012 15 Comments »

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Ko’ele Lodge Grounds

As soon as the shuttle turned onto the main road leaving the airport I realized that I would be seeing much more than palm trees on the island of Lana’i.  Pine trees lined the road leading into Lana’i City and I new I was in for a topiary treat over the next 10 days!  Granted I’m no tree expert – I don’t know the names or varieties – I just simply love to photograph them.  In fact – I have a fun Pinterest Board solely dedicated to tree photography!

Lana’i has a tree focused history – and thanks to the Norfolk Pine tree – the dry island found a way to trap moisture.

Needless to say – I took a lot of photos of trees while on Lana’i – here are some of my favorites.

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Using the trees of Lana’i to escape the sun

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Palm trees line Hulopo’e Beach Park

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Trees line the Koloiki Ridge Trail

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Dole Park in Lana’i City is filled with pine trees

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Pine trees filter the sun

Palm trees reflect in Manele Bay Resort pool

Palm trees reflect in Manele Bay Resort pool

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Native trees near Hulopo’e Beach Park

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A mess of branches makes a complicated tree puzzle

Norfolk Island Pine

This Norfolk Island Pine at Ko’ele Lodge is the oldest tree on the island!

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Trees on the Ko’ele Lodge grounds

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Sunset among the pines

See more trees in Hawaii  – Big Island and O’ahu

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