Members | Pau Hana Pū Kākou: Community Forestry 10/16
Friday, October 16
4 – 5 pm
Talking trees with Terry-Ann Koike, Madeline Baroli, and Emily Perry. Join the discussion about the current state of community forestry on Oʻahu and the desire for more trees What is “community forestry” and who are the players? Well, everyone! Trees are integrated into our everyday lives in a way that we sometimes take for granted. This is something that has become even more apparent as we face a global health pandemic. Based on an urban tree canopy analysis, there was around a 5% loss of urban tree canopy from 2010 to 2013. So we appear to be losing trees when we need them the most. We will discuss how the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Parks and Recreation manages their trees, obstacles, and the goals and objectives of the new Community Forestry Program. City & County of Honolulu, Division of Urban Forestry (DUF)
Terri has been with the City since 1993 and DUF since 2000. Although her background is in accounting, after becoming more involved in operations to learn about urban forestry, she became an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist in 2003, has the ISA Municipal Specialist and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification credentials and is the lead ISA Exam Proctor for Hawai`i. Terri is a member of ISA, the Western Chapter ISA, the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), and on the DLNR Kaulunani Council. She is also an SMA Municipal Forestry (urban forestry leadership and managerial) Institute graduate.
Madeline Baroli City and County of Honolulu, Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience (CCSR)
Community Forestry Specialist – AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member.
Maddy was born and raised in Metro Detroit, Michigan, and one tree she loves there is Witch Hazel. After getting her B.A. in Environmental Studies, she completed her first AmeriCorps VISTA term working in sustainable agriculture. She enjoyed working for several farms and non-profits after her term, then returned to school to pursue a passion for forestry. Completing a Master’s in Forest Conservation in the City of Toronto prepared Maddy well for partnering with Honolulu’s Division of Urban Forestry, which she has been doing through her role with the Resilience Office since June. She is still getting to know the trees here but loves the Kamani! Emily Perry City and County of Honolulu, Division of Urban Forestry (DUF)
Emily grew up in rural Vermont and got her B.S. in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire. In college she worked for over two years in forestry research labs, studying forest management and environmental shifts due to climate change. Following her undergraduate degree, Emily participated in the AmeriCorps VISTA program, partnering with the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Parks and Recreation within their budding Community Forestry Program. After the year-long term, she onboarded to the City team as a contracted Community Forester where she is now.
Pau Hana featured Cocktail or Mocktail
In Honor or Emily Perry- Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Urban Forestry
· Cocktail shaker
· Muddler (similar to a pestle)
· Jigger or shot glass
· Glass to serve in
· 6 mint leaves, plus more to garnish
· 1/2 lime, cut into wedges OR 1 ounce lime juice
· 1 teaspoon light brown sugar OR 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
· 1.5 ounces (1 shot) white rum(OPTIONAL)
· 1.5 ounces (1 shot) coconut rum (OPTIONAL)
· 2 ounces (1/4 cup) cream of coconut
· Seltzer water or club soda, to top (use additional soda if skipping rums)
1. Add the mint leaves, lime wedges/ lime juice, and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Muddle, then pour in the rums (optional) and cream of coconut.
2. Fill the shaker with ice, then seal and shake vigorously until chilled and well-combined.
3. Pour (unstrained) into a glass and top with seltzer water or club soda. Garnish with additional lime and mint. Drink with a reusable straw.