Monkey Pod (Samanea saman)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Last time, I posted a macro photo of the blossoms on a Monkey Pod tree. Several people who saw that photo asked what the whole tree looked like. Here's a photo of a Monkey Pod tree (along with some young mango trees on the left, and some coconut trees on the right). It is favored in Hawaii as a shade tree, and you can readily see why. The Monkey Pod tree typically has a wide, dome-shaped canopy. They grow to a very large size -- about 80 feet in height.