Tree transformation

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Albizia trees are moved toward a chipper along Maluhia Road near Koloa Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Felled albizia trees along Maluhia Road near Koloa Wednesday await equipment to move them to a chipper.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Heavy equipment moves felled albizia trees to a chipper along Maluhia Road in Koloa Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Wood chips in the foreground, felled albizia, and new plantings further up the hill are seen along Maluhia Road in Koloa Wednesday.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Acres of downed albizia trees on Maluhia Road in Koloa are being processed into wood chips to fuel a power plant near Knudsen Gap.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Heavy equipment moves downed albizia trees to a chipper, which loads the chips onto a waiting truck for transport.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Heavy equipment moves felled albizia trees to the chipper along Maluhia Road in Koloa Wednesday.

KOLOA — Eucalyptus spread their branches in an iconic arch over Maluhia Road.

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