In ancient times, palm forests covered large areas of the Hawaiian Islands. On the coastal plains and the dry leeward slopes, native fan palms once dominated the landscape. In the rain forests, massive palms emerged high above the surrounding canopy, rivaling mighty koa for the title of Hawaiʻi's tallest native tree. Unfortunately, these unique Hawaiian palms are virtually unknown to most island residents today. Join Park Ranger John Stallman on a journey of discovery as he discusses the natural history and conservation of Hawaiʻi's incredible suite of native palms, Loulu. Learn how to appreciate what it really means to be "native" as we examine the heritage of Hawaiʻi's ancient palms.
- 1 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds