Niu

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Niu (Coconut Palm) – Cocos nucifera

Location: Kapuāiwa Coconut Beach Park
Island: Moloka‘i
Year Nominated: 2011

Nominated by: Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Height: 103 feet

Circumference: 14 inches
Crown Spread: 20 feet
Total Points: 122
Current Ranking: National Champion

Kapuāiwa Coconut Beach Park holds one of Hawaii’s oldest and most sacred coconut groves. Located in Kaunakakai on the island of Moloka‘i, the first coconut trees were planted in the 1860s by King Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuāiwa). A few hundred coconut trees still remain in the 10-acre grove, some being the original trees from the first planting.

View another Hawai‘i Big Tree Champion:

Hau || Kāwaʻu || Koa || Kokiʻo Keʻokeʻo || Kōlea lau nui || Lama || Māmane
Maʻo hau hele || Niu || Olopua || Pāpala kēpau || Wiliwili