Our Trees stay Green
Central Oahu Christmas Tree farm Helemano Farms grows a variety of trees, including Hawaii's historic Norfolk pine.
Originally from Australia's Norfolk Island, Norfolk pine
trees began growing in Hawaii in the 19th Century. Norfolks can grow more than 200 feet tall.
When cut down, Norfolk pine trees stay green and gorgeous for more than a month! Norfolks do not go brown like Christmas trees shipped to Hawaii. Norfolk pine trees do not shed needles and make a mess. And fresh new Norfolk trees grow back from each Norfolk tree stump at the farm.
Leyland Cypress Trees
For Christmas 2014, Helemano Farms also will have hundreds of Leyland Cypress Christmas trees. Leylands are soft and evergreen and carry a light pine scent. Leyland Cypress trees are a special hybrid of Monterey cypress and Alaskan cedar, and Leyland trees are gorgeous.
No uninvited pests
Farm-grown Christmas trees are safe for the environment and for people. Artificial Christmas trees made of PVC can degrade. One study found that 50 million U.S. households have artificial Christmas trees, of which about 20 million are at least 9 years old, the point at which dangerous lead exposures can occur. Also, imported Christmas can bring dangerous invasive species into Hawaii's island environment.