Arborist Advisory Committee

Advises the County Council in determining "exceptional trees" to be reserved for posterity by reason of historical or cultural value, aesthetic quality, endemic status, age, rarity, location, or size.

The Arborist Advisory Committee consists of 2 at-large members appointed by the Mayor to a term coterminous with the Mayor. 

3 ex-officio members include 1 State Forestry Division, 1 National Botanical Garden, and the Deputy Planning Director.

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Arborist Advisory Committee, please refer to the Kauai County Code, Section 22-5.3,


Lawrence Borgatti, Chair

Dr. David Lorence, Co-Chair

Kawika Smith

Sylvia Smith

Contact Information

Arborist Advisory Committee

c/o Office of Boards & Commissions

4444 Rice Street, Suite 150

Lihue, HI  96766

Phone: (808) 241-4920 

Fax: (808) 241-5127



Arborist Advisory Committee Documents

 TitleDescriptionModified DateSize
Rules of Practice and Procedures of the Arborist Advisory CommitteeRules of Practice and Procedures of the Arborist Advisory Committee - Adopted on December 9, 20091/7/201074.58 KB
Exceptional Tree Nomination FormNomination Form2/6/2013145.94 KB
Article 5 Preservation of Exceptional TreesArticle 5 Preservation of Exceptional Trees11/6/2014451.98 KB

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