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.
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.
In partnership with the Hawai`i State Division of
Forestry and Wildlife, TREE manages the Oâ€™oma State Forest, a tropical
rainforest above Kailua-Kona on the slopes of Hualalai volcano. Oâ€™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.