The Outdoor Circle Planted Trees on Kalakaua Avenue in 1912
The stately mahogany trees in the median on Kalakaua Avenue between South Beretania Street and Ena Road are representative of just one of the many tree planting projects to beautify Honolulu undertaken by The Outdoor Circle. Mrs. George Sherman, one the Circle’s seven founders, went down each morning with a crew of gardeners and personally supervised the digging and planting of each tree. In their continuing efforts over the years, The Outdoor Circle has replaced several trees that failed and added others. These trees (over 40 in number) are on the state’s Exceptional Tree Registry and stand as an enduring testament to the work of The Outdoor Circle. Pictured here are the trees planted in 1912 (top) and how they look today (bottom) at 111+ years old!
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