The Monkey Pod trees with its large umbrella canopy can easily be found in Hawaii’s parks shading the locals and tourist from Hawaii’s hot sun. The most famous monkey pod tree is of course the Hitachi Tree located in Moanalua Gardens while less famous but beautiful trees can be found at Iolani Palace, Nuuanu Park and even Kapiolani Park. 90″ x 90″ Designed by John Serrao Quilted by Eriko Furukawa Personal Design
Monkey Pod trees can be found throughout the islands unfortunately the Honolulu City Council passed a new ordinance that only indigenous or Polynesian introduced plants can be used in new landscaping. While we won’t be saying goodbye to our trees neither are we going to see new monkey pod trees planted. John designed this pattern after the beautiful Monkey Pod trees at the Iolani Palace. Eriko fell in love with the design and decided to quilt the pattern. Every artist has their own medium in which to show off their artistic and creative talents for the quilters it’s fabric and thread.