Join MALP at the The 23rd Annual Ha`iku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku.
The Ho’olaule’a will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Haiku Elementary School in Haiku, Maui from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is FREE.
MALP will be manning a booth to answer plant questions and there will be plants for sale so please stop by to show your support.
Aloha fellow MALP members.
First off I would like to introduce myself, my name is John Takitani and am one of the newest members of the MALP board. I am looking forward to working and meeting with you all in the near future. Our first task however is coming up real soon. The Maui County Ag fest will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at the Tropical Plantation. We will have two booths, the first will be ran by me, with tips for efficient watering and irrigation systems along with a few display items. The second booth will be available for any members who would like to participate in a plant sale. We can use all the help that we can get! So please contact Allison Wright to inquire about the plant sale or myself about volunteering at the booth.
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1255 Kuala St, Pearl City,Hi 96782
Cell: (808) 264-2016
MALP Educational Meeting – Free to the public
|Date||Tuesday March 22, 2016|
|Place||Maui Community Service Bldg
next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
|Time||Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.|
Pupus will be served
Don’t you wish all of the monkeypod trees on your property had no seeds? Would you like to have new varieties of gingers for your gardens? Dr. Ken Leonhardt had been working for over 30 years creating new varieties of plants for use in tropical landscapes. His emphasis has been on producing seedless varieties of our most common landscape trees. He has also developed new varieties of gingers and stephanotis, and even protea that can be grown at sea level. If you want to meet someone passionate about plants in Hawaii, this is talk to see! Ken will be bringing some cuttings of these plants to give away in our raffle!
Dr. Ken Leonhardt received his Ph.D from UH-Manoa in 1977 in horticulture. He currently works as a Specialist with the Department of Tropical Plants & Soil Sciences. His research emphasis revolves around protea and landscape trees.
MALP Educational Meeting – Free to the public
This is a really important moment for members. We need to elect the new board and discuss new ideas for the future.
Featured Speaker at 6:45 pm — Talk will begin at 6:45 sharp due to the speaker’s schedule
Steve Russo is and Environmental Health Specialist with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture in the Pesticides Program.
Come and learn how to safely work around the pollinators that surround our gardens. This program will cover the basics of integrated pest management (IPM) and what a pollinator is including bees, butterflies and even some flies. Steve will discuss how to minimize the impacts of pesticides on pollinators. This includes knowing how to pull relevant information from labels as well as drift management. Steve will also include real life examples of issues that have happened in this field
- Pesticide: 1 CEU for Private 1, Commercial 1a, 2, 3, 4, 6 7c, 7d, 8, 9, & 10
- ISA Certified Arborist: TBD
- LICT Credits: 1 CEU
We are hoping to make this organization even more beneficial everyone.
We are looking for more benefits for members!
I would like to offer the first new benefit….
Valhalla Flower Farm
10% off orders of cut flowers to ship anywhere in the United States!
Type in the promo code “MALP” during check out.
Order now for Christmas delivery!
Other benefits you already receive:
Discount at Lawn Equipment
Discount at ISI
Discount at Maui Eko Compost
Do you have a service or benefit you could offer to fellow members?
Do you have any ideas who to ask? We are working on creating a new benefit list.
Do you have a sale this holiday season you would like to advertise to members? I’d be happy to email to all of the members!
And thanks to all who came to the party! It was great to see old and new faces there!
Have a great day!
President – MALP
On Saturday, November 28 MALP members toured the celebrated Merwin Conservancy garden.
You’re Invited to MALP’s Annual Holiday Party
|Date||Friday, December 11|
|Place||Hawaii Grower Products
400 Lehuakona Street, Kahului
This year bring a present to pass and we’ll create a raffle out of what you bring.
Please RSVP to Allison @ 808-268-6927 or email@example.com
By Allison Wright
It’s an exciting time on Maui. For the second time in almost a decade, the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals sponsored certification testing in Ornamental Maintenance. In the short span of the year, this program has proven successful. I continually receive comments on the program and am asked when the next sessions are to start. This program in ornamental maintenance serves a reminder of the basic safety training all employees need in the field. It is also becoming a more common requirement in contract negotiations and job descriptions as Maui employers, community associations and contractors become aware of the existence of Landscape Industry Certified Technicians. I know of at least 2 of last year’s candidates who were employed by local organizations prior to receiving their certifications and are now in positions of authority at local resorts and hotels.
In 2014, we were able to certify 16 candidates. The class of 2015 began with 18 students, all of whom attended our 6-week course, which culminated in the field test on Saturday, September 12. By the end of the day, 8 candidates were certified in Ornamental Maintenance, with several others just a few points away. By the end of our re-testing day, we were able to certify several more.
The new LICTs in Ornamental Maintenance from Maui’s test days are:
- Brian Anderson, SGS Hawaii Landscape Mangement
- Alan J. Davidson, Aloha Botanicals Maui
- Torsten Erikson, MauiScapes, LLC
- Daniele Luppi, Maui 100% Green, LLC
- Thomas Nielesky
- Joshua Spalding, Imua Landscaping Company, Inc
- Allen Griffin, Mulkern Landscaping and Nursery
- Sean Strouse
This program would not be possible without the tireless work of several people. Along with myself, the committee for Maui’s LICT Training program included Kevin Gavagan, Four Seasons Resort, Maui, Elaine Malina, SGS Hawaii Landscape Management and Peter Hehemann, He-Man Services. In addition to the committee, the majority of our field test judges were our 2014 LICT recipients. Our classroom program has provided insights into the core elements of the tests. This year, we would like to thank the following instructors: Bill Mitchell, Hawaii Land Design; Max Bolor, LICT, Four Seasons Maui; Kevin Gavagan, Four Seasons Maui, Elaine Malina, SGS Hawaii Landscape Management; Chris Baker, LICT, Island Plant Company and Terry Nutt, A Nutt Nursery.
As always, sponsors provide unequaled support for this program. A generous sponsorship from the Maui County Office of Economic Development in 2014 allowed us to purchase the majority of our field test supplies, most of which was used again in this year’s testing, and will be used in the many years to come. He-Man Services supplied new power equipment for all field test stations. Ann Emmsley, Program Coordinator at the University of Hawaii, Maui College, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, provided a fantastic space for our field test. Other generous sponsors included: Four Seasons, Maui, Hawaii Grower Products, HISCO, Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Island Plant Company, LLC, and SGS Hawaii Landscape Management.
In the coming years, we hope to expand our program to include additional certifications. We are also working to expand our relationship with the Office of Economic Development to bring more credentials to Maui’s workforce.
Allison Wright is a Maintenance Superintendent for Island Plant Company, LLC, serves as President for Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, and is a co-owner of Valhalla Flower Farm, LLC.
Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 AM
MALP is excited to announce we will have a tour of The Merwin Conservancy for members.
The Merwin Conservancy’s mission is to “preserve the living legacy of W.S. Merwin, his home and palm forest, for future retreat and study for botanists and writers, for environmental advocacy and community education.”. During his travels throughout the world, he has collected almost 500 species of palms. They are all currently on display in his Haiku retreat, where they stand as a living collection for future generations to study and admire. For more information on W.S. Merwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and distinguished Poet Laureate, visit the website at www.merwinconservancy.org.
Come for a tour of this amazing collection!
This tour is open to MALP members plus 1 guest.
You must register! Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours will last 1 1/2 hours. If the first tour fills, a second tour will open. Once you are registered, directions will be sent to you.
Sturdy shoes are REQUIRED. The hike can be precarious. If you do not have proper foot attire, you will not be allowed to attend.
To sign up, contact Allison Wright at 808-268-6927 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: November 14, 2015 Time: 8am to 11:45
Location: University of Hawaii Maui Campus-Kalama Building, room 103 & 104
Co-sponsors: Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, UH Maui Department of Agricultural & Natural Resources, Aloha Arborist Association
Attention Certified Arborists: workshop approved for 3 CEUs (continuing education units)
Contact Person: Elaine Malina email@example.com / 808-879-9169 www.mauibeautiful.org
Hello MALP Members!
The upcoming Malama The Trees Workshop is November 14. This workshop is the creation of Maui Green & Beautiful and MALP is a co-sponsor. You can’t beat FREE and still get needed CEU’s if you’re an Arborist or LICT! See you there!
- 8am Registration
- 8:30-9am Eyes in the Trees: Little Fire Ants, Coconut Rhinocerous Beetle & Rapid Ohia Death
Speaker: Lissa Strohecker is the Public Relations & Education Specialist with the Maui Invasive Species Committee
- 9am-10am Pruning, the Do’s & Don’ts for Ornamental & Fruit Trees
Speaker: Ernest Rezents-Professor Emeritus Agriculture UH Maui, ISA Certified Arborist, ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist, recipient of the ISA True Professional of Arboriculture 2015 award
- 10-10:15am Break
- 10:15-10:45am “Tree Protection = Watershed Protection” What species benefit community needs & what ones are problematic”
Speaker: Pat Bily-The Nature Conservancy Invasive Plant Specialist, member of the State’s Pesticide Advisory Committee, landscape industry background from farming to landscape maintenance
- 10:45-11:15am Correct Mulching Techniques
Speaker: Susi Mastroianni-Certified Arborist, runs & owns garden design company since 2004, Master Gardener
- 11:15-11:45am “A Tree within a Tree”-discussing the biology of trees, which is important for proper air-layering propagation including a demonstration of air-layering
Speaker: Terry Nutt-Certified Arborist including Tree Risk Assessment with ISA, owner of A-Nutt Nurseries, former member of the Maui County Arborist Committee
Please CLICK HERE for complete information from Maui Green & Beautiful.