Workforce Education Series for the Maui Landscape Industry – 3 FREE classes

These programs are FREE Space is Limited - Please Register

There are 2 "math" classes that go hand in hand. These will range from basic understanding of landscape math such as how to determine how much fertilizer you need to more complicated programs to help you learn to create orders and estimates for your existing projects, or for potential bids. This is valuable practical knowledge! We strongly suggest you sign up for both.

Irrigation 101 is the start of a series of upcoming irrigation classes to help you learn everything from basic to advanced irrigation techniques.

If you have any questions or suggestion for future classes pleas let us know!

CLASS SCHEDULE

November 5 - Basic Landscape Math
•   Don’t be afraid of math! It's easy once you know how - and have cheat sheets! Learn to calculate quantities of fertilizer for your property, determine quantities of soils, compost, and more!

    Teacher: Allison Wright, Island Plant Company, LLC

November 12 - Understanding Landscape Plans & Calculations
•   Learn how to read landscape planting plans, determine and plant spacing & quantities using everyday calculations

    Teacher: Bill Mitchell, Hawaii Land Design

November 19 - Irrigation 101 - Understanding Basic Components & Troubleshooting Repairs
•   Learn the different types of materials available, how to choose the right components, & learn the how to do basic repairs of lateral lines & valves

    Teacher: Gary Thompson, Clean & Green Landscape

To Register: Call Allison Wright at 808-268-6927 or Email: gardennotesmaui@gmail.com

Pollinators in Paradise – MALP Educational Meeting

This Meeting’s Speaker is:
Dr. Jason Graham


In October 2016, seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees became federally protected under the Endangered Species Act. Endemic Hylaeus (yellow-faced bees) are pollinators which have coevolved with native plants and support native Hawaii ecosystems functions since before humans arrived on the islands. Plants which had coevolved with these endemic Hawaiian bees and depend on the bee for pollination are also endangered. During this talk you will learn about these endemic Hawaiian bees and what you can do to support their populations in your landscapes.

Dr. Jason Graham studied endangered Hawaiian yellow-faced bees during his post-doctoral research guiding development of conservation tools and monitoring protocols. He earned his MS and PhD at University of Florida where he studied native bees in the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory. He led field trips for the 2016 IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). His research has been featured by National Geographic and presented at the Smithsonian Museum. He and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum were awarded a 2018 Disney Conservation Fund grant to develop the Pollinators in Paradise exhibit, educational program and citizen science project.

First Aid/Cpr/Aed Training By Chris Gilbert – 2 Year Certification

First-response situations often call for both quick thinking and instantaneous mastery of CPR, First-Aid, *AEDs and the skills associated with them. You never know when an emergency situation may strike, and so the only defense is proper preparation.

This knowledge is vital to members of our industry. It is a program that was requested by several of our members.

5.5 CEU's are available for ISA Certified Arborists.

Registration is limited. Please register early to guarantee a space by CLICKING HERE to download the registration brochure and application and follow payment instructions or, to pay by credit card, please use the appropriate payment buttons.

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To Join MALP or to renew your membership please CLICK HERE to visit the application page for individual membership or CLICK HERE to visit the application page for corporate membership.

Please, always feel free to CONTACT US for answers to your questions.

*An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

The Ahupua’a Land Management System with Bob Hobdy

The term ahupua’a is used to describe a larger hierarchy of land areas ranging from an entire island down to individual kuleanas, with corresponding levels of focus on the resources and the people living on those land units. The Hawaiian culture was deeply embedded in the ‘aina in a very sustainable way. We are excited to have Bob Hobdy speak on this histories of Maui’s ahupua’a, and how this system of natural resource management pertains to Maui’s changing landscapes.

Bob Hobdy is an environmental consultant, who specializes in surveying flora and fauna in Maui. He has a degree in forestry from Oregon State University and his career with the Department of Land & Natural Resources spanned over forty years. Bob is a Hawaiian native plant expert, and is credited with discovering 12 new indigenous species of plants, several of which are named after him. He has served on many committees and boards in Maui, including the Maui County Arborist Advisory Committee and the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Board of Directors.

Certification Credits:
LICT Credits: 1.5 Hours
Certified Arborist: TBD

Voting on revised By-Laws for MALP
We will be voting on the amendments to the by-laws the board has published on the MALP website at www.malp.org. Please CLICK to download and review the proposed by-laws so they can be approved at this meeting. If you want to download and view the original 1994 version of the by-laws please CLICK here.
Thank you!

Little Fire Ants – An update from MISC with Brook Mahnken


JOIN Brooke Mahnken from the Maui Invasive Species Committee for an update on the status of little fire ants on Maui. He will discuss MISC’s efforts to eradicate the tiny pest and what you can do to protect your business from the impacts of little fire ants.

Brooke V. Mahnken received a B.S. in botany and a B.S. in biology from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2003. He has worked with the Maui Invasive Species Committee since 2005 in a variety of different roles. In 2018 he transitioned back into his former and now current position as Operations/GIS Specialist wherein he performs data analysis and management. Precedent to that Brooke worked for 2 years as the Little Fire Ant Coordinator at MISC.

Pests & Diseases in Maui’s Landscapes with Allison Wright

SPRING has arrived, and with the warmer weather, our local plant pests & diseases are going to return with a fury. We will be reminded of the usual suspects such as whiteflies, scales, loopers and fungal infestations, as well as learn about a few new pests & diseases you will most likely encounter in your landscapes. This will include timelines for when to anticipate their activity to increase, the signs & symptoms to look for, and the best times for treatments. For both homeowners & landscape managers, this is your opportunity to learn what to expect to see here on Maui!

Allison Wright has a B.S in plant biology from James Madison University in Virgina. She has worked on Maui since 2003 for Island Plant Company, LLC where she is a Superintendent, managing over 100 acres of manicured landscapes, as well as a plant nursery. She is also a co-owner of Valhalla Flower Farm, shipping cut flowers throughout the Unites States. Allison is the current president of MALP.

Certification Credits:
LICT Credits: 2.0 hours
Certified Arborist: 2.0 hours

MALP Event — Tour of the Bud Wagner Memorial Garden

Led by Anna Palomino

In the south end of Wailea, at Wailea Point, sits a gem of a garden filled with a tapestry of native plants. This is the native plant seawalk at Wailea Point, the Bud Wagner Memorial Garden.

When construction of Wailea Point began in the late 80’s, the decision was made to have the area along the coast of the property to be planted in native Hawaiian plants. At the time of planting, this garden had up to 70 species of native plants along the half-mile walkway, some of which were used for the first time here in a commercial setting. Over time, the range of plants has dropped and Wailea Point has been working to re-establish the diversity of the garden.

Anna Palomino owner of Ho’olawa Farm

Anna Palomino, the owner of Ho’olawa Farms, was contracted by Wailea Point to oversee the renovations of the garden. Ho’olawa Farms was one of the first native plant nurseries developed in Hawaii. She has supplied plants for many restorations including the Dept. of Transportation, Hookipa, and Kahoolawe and Haleakala National Park. Anna can give us insights on growing and establishing common and unusual plants in these sometimes difficult conditions. This includes working around the established colony of ‘ua’u kani, the wedge-tailed shearwater, who happily reside in the garden from April to October.

What to bring: Camera, Hat, Water

Come for a tour of this amazing collection!
This tour is limited to 15 attendees as it is a very tight area.
Please RSVP. Once you have sent an RSVP, directions will be sent to you.

To sign up, contact Allison Wright at 808-268-6927 or Email at allisonwright07@aol.com.
We hope to see you there!

MALP sponsored First Aid/CPR class

On Wednesday, April 25 MALP is hosting a day-long First Aid/CPR/*AED certification class.

Please CLICK HERE to download the registration brochure and application.

First-response situations often call for both quick thinking and instantaneous mastery of CPR, First-Aid, *AEDs and the skills associated with them. You never know when an emergency situation may strike, and so the only defense is proper preparation.

This knowledge is vital to members of our industry. It is a program that was requested by several of our members.

Registration is limited. Please register early to guarantee a space.

Cost: $75 for MALP Members
$90 for Non-members

5 CEU's are available for ISA Certified Arborists.

For complete information, please CLICK HERE. Please, always feel free to contact us for more details.

*An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.