The Trees of Banyan Drive
This informative, fun-to-read guide takes the reader on a tour of the fifty trees of Banyan Drive in Hilo, Hawaii. The massive trees were planted between 1933 and 1964. Each tree is accompanied by a story of the amazing person who planted it. Princesses, movie stars, famous athletes, explorers, presidents and more - they lived in an era when Hilo, and the world, was on the brink of monumental change. The book includes a map and short history of the Waiakea Peninsula, including Liliuokalani Gardens, Coconut Island (Moku'ola), Reed's Bay, the Hilo Breakwater and Kanakea, the Ice Pond.
About Jane Lasswell Hoff (Hawaii Author)
Jane Lasswell Hoff is a professional forensic anthropologist and the author of two books, Bones of Paradise, a forensic mystery set in Hilo, Hawaii, and The Trees of Banyan Drive, a walking guide to a historic district in Hilo where her next mystery will be set.
As a forensic anthropologist, she has worked throughout the United States for tribal groups, police departments, medical examiners’ offices and for the Army, identifying recovered military remains.
She was born in Hollywood, California, and is the daughter of Thomas and Marcia Lasswell, authors and university professors. She attended the University of Hawaii for her undergraduate studies and there she fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands. She attended the University of Oregon for her graduate studies. She lives and works in Hilo, Hawaii.