The Monkey Pod trees with its large umbrella canopy can easily be found in Hawaii’s parks shading the locals and tourist from Hawaii’s hot sun. The most famous monkey pod tree is of course the Hitachi Tree located in Moanalua Gardens while less famous but beautiful trees can be found at Iolani Palace, Queen Emma Summer Palace and even Kapiolani Park. 90″ x 90″ Designed by John Serrao Quilted by Eriko Furukawa
Monkey Pod trees can be found throughout the islands unfortunately the Honolulu City Council passed a new ordinance that only indigenous or Polynesian introduced plants can be used in new landscaping. While we won’t be saying goodbye to our trees neither are we going to see new monkey pod trees planted.