Dedication ceremony held for a newly planted monkeypod tree at Mo'ili'ili Triangle
A dedication ceremony was held Monday at Moiliili Triangle for a newly planted monkeypod tree.
It replaces a dying Chinese Banyan tree that was removed in August.
The new tree, and another Chinese banyan tree are dedicated to Kihachi and Shika Kashiwabara who were said to be the first Japanese immigrants to settle in the area.
"Many of the first immigrants from Japan worked hard on the plantation, and when they had enough money and they had the opportunity they moved from the plantation and one of the places they moved to was right here in the Mccully - Mo'ili'ili area where they began their lives for a better place for their entire family," Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.
Members of the Kashiwabara's extended family also attended Monday's ceremony.