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Halekulani's kiawe tree enjoys a noble heritage

By Heidi Bornhorst

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 21, 2011

~~<p>On a recent Sunday morning beach stroll, my mother, Marilyn Bornhorst, noticed that the lovely old kiawe on the well-tended lawn and music stage at the Halekulani is still there. &quot;This brings back such fond memories going all the way back to our honeymoon in Waikiki in 1951,&quot; she told me. &quot;Can you find out more about this tree? Where is it from? Who planted it?&quot;</p>
<p>I checked with my friend Diane Ako, public relations director at the Halekulani. This kiawe was planted around 1887. There are several versions of the tree's origins, but one of the more credible comes from a letter in the hotel archives from Florence Hall, born in 1884.</p>
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On a recent Sunday morning beach stroll, my mother, Marilyn Bornhorst, noticed that the lovely old kiawe on the well-tended lawn and music stage at the Halekulani is still there. "This brings back such fond memories going all the way back to our honeymoon in Waikiki in 1951," she told me. "Can you find out more about this tree? Where is it from? Who planted it?"

I checked with my friend Diane Ako, public relations director at the Halekulani. This kiawe was planted around 1887. There are several versions of the tree's origins, but one of the more credible comes from a letter in the hotel archives from Florence Hall, born in 1884. Login for more...



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