Restoration Sites


TREE has partnerships with private landowners, the State of Hawai'i, and the National Park Service to provide educational and restoration services.
Papaloa was once a koa and sandalwood montane forest. We are planting koa trees and restoring the native understory. It is a privilege to help save this forest located in the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Hundreds of children explore the O'oma State Forest, planting thousands of native trees.

Restoration Sites
Papaloa
At the montane forest at 5100' elevation above Kealakekua on the slopes of Mauna Loa, part of the privately owned Kealakekua Ranch, we are beginning to diversify the understory of a 35-year old native forest.
O'oma Forest
In partnership with the Hawai`i State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, TREE manages the O’oma State Forest, a tropical rainforest above Kailua-Kona on the slopes of Hualalai volcano. O’oma Forest is one of the few mesic forests in Kona that is easily accessible and open to the public. In the past year, TREE has worked with students from kindergarten through college to plant over 3,000 koa seedlings.
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
A rare coastal dryland forest in the National Historical Park of Kailua-Kona. TREE works with the National Park Service to propagate and plant rare and endangered plant species. Several native species are naturally returning due to the removal of non-native invasive species. Click here for more information.
Pu'u Honua O Honaunau
Coastal site in The Place of Refuge National Historical Park.