|Here you see the hala tree — and broad public beach — in 2004, pre-TVR days.
|Though the lawn is creeping makai, notice the high water debris mauka of the hala.
|Despite this 2010 sign, the debris line again shows wave wash mauka of the tree.
|Cultivated naupaka continues to claim public beach around hala tree.
|Today the public beach and hala tree are privatized, as shown in this TVR ad. Now when citizens sit under it they are harassed and told to get off private property.
|Here it is in 1993.
|And here it is in 2004, when the aspiring TVR developer began planting naupaka around its base.
|Though erosion had been ongoing since the 1970s, there was still significant beach in 2004. Note the spider lilies and naupaka that are newly planted.