Bringing the Puna area and many other parts of the State that were affected by Iselle back to before-storm conditions will be ongoing. One observation Les made from his experience as the Parks Director for Honolulu, it that a coordinated effort needs to be made to deal with the overgrowth of Albizia trees in the Puna area as well as across the state. As Parks Director, he lead a very hard working urban forestry division that managed Oahu’s 250,000 park and city street trees. As stately a tree as an Albizia may appear from afar, it really is an invasive weed-tree that can quickly become a serious health and safety concern when in the proximity of people. It’s fast growth and proliferation is a growing problem for government and private landowners as Albizias spread closer to homes, parks, streets and populated areas. What happened in the Puna area puts a focus on this growing concern.