Green roofs, walls and bromeliads topic of talk

David Fell, of Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, will be the featured speaker at the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals’ 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the Community Services Building on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus (next to the Coorperative Extension Office).

Fell’s presentation is titled “Going Green with Green Roofs and Green Walls and Cool Bromeliads in New Zealand.”

Fell will describe the basics for installing modular systems for green walls. He will also discuss the LiveRoof planting system. This trend is not only aesthetically pleasing but environmentally and socially beneficial, according to a news release.

Fell, who has the largest bromeliad and potted anthurium nursery in Hawaii, will focus on bromeliads in New Zealand during the second half of his presentation.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Fell came to the University of Hawaii in 1967. After joining the Army and returning to Pennsylvania, he returned to Hawaii in 1977.

He and his wife, Sandy, opened a nursery and have been in business since. He holds five plant patents and is working on more. His plants have won awards at trade shows, including Best In Show at the 2012 International Bromeliad Society.

Fell’s plants are grown and sold on four continents.

For more information on the LiveRoof systems, the LiveWall process, or to see the plant selection at Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, visit

Light pupus will be served during the meeting. For more information, call Allison at 268-6927.

For more information about the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, visit