Helemano Farms is a family business that grows and sells lovely Christmas trees on the island of Oahu. Our farm started in 2002 as a retirement project of Hawaii agriculture executive Mike O'Brien.
When Mike was a child in California, he and his family would go to a farm to pick their Christmas trees. Years later, Mike decided Hawaii should have a Christmas tree farm for families.
With the help of his son, Aaron O'Brien, Mike began planting Norfolk pine trees in Whitmore Village in 2002. Mike ultimately planted more than 15,000 Norfolk trees. Sadly, Mike passed away before seeing families at the farm at Christmas. Mike's family continues to run the farm in his memory.