HAWAIIAN LEGACY HARDWOODS

The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative is planting a native forest on Hawai'i Island. Located on the slopes of Mauna Kea, this historic site was once a majestic koa forest and the personal property of King Kamehameha I, the 1st King of Hawai'i. Sadly the land was cleared nearly a century ago to make room for farming and ranching. Fortunately, some of the old growth Koa trees reside on the property. HLRI is utilizing these trees as the seedsource for all Legacy Trees in an effort to return this tropical forest to its former glory. Mālama o Nā Keiki is honored to partner with HLH and the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Iniitiative in returning the koa forests. Please visit their website for more information.

Interview with Kimo and Leilani Kahoano: Find out about Kimo and Leilaniʻs visit to the HLRI koa project on the slopes of Mauna Kea.