Norfolk pines stay Green
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 Christmas trees can stay green and gorgeous for more than a month. Norfolks do not turn brown like trees shipped to Hawaii. Norfolk trees do not shed needles and make a mess. And after a Norfolk tree is cut, a new Norfolk tree can grow back from the stump.
Leyland Cypress trees
Helemano Farms grows and sells Leyland Cypress Christmas trees. Leylands are soft, full and evergreen, and they have a light pine scent. Leyland Cypress trees are a special hybrid of Monterey cypress and Alaskan cedar trees.
No uninvited pests
Helemano Christmas trees are safe for the environment and for people. Imported Christmas trees have brought harmful invasive species to Hawaii.
Artificial Christmas trees made of PVC can degrade. Some 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.