Considered the "mother" of all the pines on the island, this 160-foot-tall tree was planted here, at the former site of the ranch manager's house, in 1875. Almost 30 years later, George Munro, the manager, observed how, in foggy weather, water collected on its foliage, dripping off rain. This led Munro to supervise the planting of Cook pines along the ridge of Lanaihale and throughout the town in order to add to the island's water supply. This majestic tree is just in front of the south wing of Four Seasons Resort Lodge at Koele.
Four Seasons Resort Lodge at Koele, 1 Keomuku Hwy., Lanai City, Hawaii, 96763, United States