Lyon Arboretum centennial year filled with honors

Published on December 12, 2018 under Events
Lyon Arboretum centennial year filled with honors

University of Hawaiʻi News has published a nice summary of our centennial year’s events. An excerpt follows, or you can read it in full here.

“Lyon Arboretum centennial year filled with honors”

2018 marked a busy and exciting centennial year for the University of Hawaiʻiat Mānoa’s Harold L. Lyon Arboretum. Faculty, staff, students, community supporters and visitors—old and new—gathered at various events throughout the year to celebrate the arboretum’s first century, highlighting its rich history and achievements.

“I’m so very proud of where we are today, 100 years later, at the Lyon Arboretum,” said Director Rakan Zahawi. “We started out as a test site established by the Hawaiʻi Sugar Planters Association to address erosion and runoff in the upper Mānoa watershed, and now serve as a support unit for educational, scientific, and service activities related to the University of Hawaiʻi. Lyon is also an integral player in the research and conservation efforts of the state’s native flora.”