Towering tropical trees, from ulu (breadfruit) to rainbow shower, amaze me every time I visit the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus here in Honolulu. “It’s like a botanical garden,” I was just saying yesterday. Today, the local newspaper announced that the campus has just received international accreditation as an arboretum: one of only 135 in the world!
If my snapshots above have whet your appetite to take a virtual tour, check out Manoa’s incredibly detailed online botanical map. The university’s Library and Information Science program contributed to this cataloguing of the plants and trees on the campus (or should I say arboretum?)
Congratulations, UH Manoa, on this well-deserved recognition!