Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pu'u Huluhulu Koa Grove


The boughs of the ancient koa grove intertwine in the afternoon sun on Pu'u Huluhulu, the native tree refuge just off Saddle Road at the intersection of the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea access roads. The bad news in the photo is the invasive English Ivy covering thr ground and slowly making its way up the trunks of the trees.
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11 comments:

Tom said...

Don't know what it is these days, but us English are always getting bad press these days...

Tom

Andrew Cooper said...

I think you are referring to the German Ivy (Delairea) not English Ivy. Just a few years ago the pu'u was clear of the stuff. When I walked it late last year the area was completely choked with it, truly sad to see.

John Powell said...

I surely should have guessed the invasive propensities of the German variety.

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