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This class included: an overview of the forest industry; field establishment and management practices; operations scheduling; land management for water quality; conservation and diversionary ditches; weed control practices, chemicals and hazards; chemical certification; and fertilization. The first day was spent in the classroom, and the second day in the field observing actual tree farm operations.
The Tree Farm Establishment Class was offered on the islands of Hawai’i and Kaua’i, and instructed by Thomas Crabb and (on Kaua’i) William Cowern.


Thomas B. Crabb
Management Consultant
101 Aupuni Street, Suite 116
Hilo, HI 96720
phone 808-935-3328
fax 808-935-4428
William Cowern
Hawaiian Mahogany Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 649 Lawa’i, HI 96765
phone 808-332-8570
fax 808-332-9325

Course materials

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality in Hawaii
State of Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Division of Forestry and Wildlife

1151 Punchbowl Street #325
Honolulu, HI 96813
phone: 808-586-0166

Financial Analysis for Tree Farming in Hawaii
Friday, J.B. et al
UH Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management,
December 2000

How To Plant Seedlings (PDF)

Short Rotation Management of Eucalyptus
Whitesell, Craig et. al
Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
U.S.D.A. Forest Service
November 1992

Woody Plant Control for the Home, Pasture and Forest
Motooka, Philip et. al U.H. Cooperative Extension Service
October 1999

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