Tropical Gardening: Hurricane season officially starts today

Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise Severe continued hat racking of monkeypod and other shade trees can severely weaken them to make them more susceptible to insect and disease damage. This one, along with others, was severely pruned along the Walua walkway right when cool shade would have been appreciated!

What does hurricane season mean for us in Hawaii? The old adage, June is too soon, July-standby, August-a must, September — remember, October all over is no longer accurate. The hurricane season starts today, but has been extended through the month of November due to increased storm activity from global warming.