*Please note that The Outdoor Circle does not endorse any of the arborists from the ISA link above and specifically disclaims any liability or responsibility for any actions or statements made by any individuals listed.*
Trees are Important to Us!
Trees are important to The Outdoor Circle and its members. They provide shade to our cities and greenery to our island landscapes. The Outdoor Circle advocates for the planting and protection of trees in Hawai‘i, and serves as a resource for those who work with trees or want to save one.
Our Exceptional Tree Initiative aims to document Hawai‘i's most notable trees and educate the public on their benefits.
In 1975, the Hawai`i Legislature passed the Exceptional Tree Act (Act 105) to protect designated trees—both public and private—from improper trimming and unnecessary removal. Today, we are helping to grow this list of protected trees and document their positive impact on our local environment. As part of this initiative, we've developed a map of Hawaii's Exceptional Trees—the first of its kind!—which you can view here.
If you are a member of the public, landscaper, engineer, or other professional working on a project affecting trees and would like us a review a particular tree (or trees) prior to removal, trimming, or for other reasons concerning tree related issues, please fill out this form to get in touch with our Tree Committee.