Cathedral of Trees, Puna District
This section of the Pahoa-Kapoho Road has been on many top ten lists as one of the most beautiful tree-lined drives in the world. It’s easy to see why as you view images of the way it used to be.
After Iselle blew through in August of 2014, the landscape was forever changed.
Few people realize that the Albizia were planted at the onset of WWII to hide movements of troops, supplies and citizens from planes and dirigibles. The Albizia have been at home on Hawaii far longer than most of the people.
You will never be able to drive under the canopies and listen to the trees play tag with the breeze, but you can see what once was in the following images.