Harold L. Lyon Arboretum Collection

Harold L. Lyon Arboretum Collection

The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum was established in 1918 by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association to demonstrate the value of watershed restoration, test tree species for reforestation and collect plants of economic value.

In 1953, it became part or the University of Hawai’i. Today, Lyon Arboretum continues to develop its extensive tropical plant collection emphasizing native Hawaiian species, tropical Palms, Aroids, Ti, Taro, Heliconia and Ginger.

Contact Information
Dr. Christopher Dunn, Director
Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
3860 Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI, 96822
Tel: (808) 988-0456
Fax: (808) 988-0462

Living Specimens: > 6000 species
Established: 1953

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