Spital Forest is one of 8 lots of an acre or more in Waikoloa Village. THe name comes from a Chartres Labyrinth and spiral tiles that once graced the property.
Photo By Bill Waldman
The labyrinth was regularly churned up by a herd of donkeys trying to walk it and eat the Kiawe pods.Donkeys no longer visit the area since over 100 were relocated to California. Pheasant and wild turkeys visit.
The labyrinyh has been replaced with Dwarf Koa trees, (an at risk species).
Part of the property inclines down to a natural oasis area in this desert. Surface water from the village makes its way past there to the ocean. Dwarf Koa, Jacaranda trees and Hawaiian cotton have been planted down there.
On the high part of the property grow these trees –
Kukui nut 2
Kiawe (Mesquite family)
Italian Cypress 13
Dwarf Koa 14
And these plants –
Bamboo 14 clumps, 4 different species
Hawaiian cotton, brown and white
Pineapple, white and yellow