Through its Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) is donating 1,000 acres of its 2,700 acre sustainable koa project to reforestation.
Located on the slopes of Mauna Kea, this historic site was once a majestic koa forest and the personal property of King Kamehameha 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 still reside on the property. HLH is utilizing these trees as the seed source for all Legacy Trees in an effort to return this tropical forest to its former glory.
Koa is a magnificent and revered native tree found nowhere else on Earth. This prized wood was once reserved for Hawaiian Royalty. When the outside world discovered this magnificent wood they applied western methods of harvesting-clear cutting more than 90% of all forests. Through the efforts of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods and other caring individuals like you, these incredible trees are making a comeback. These trees belong to all generations, and with your help we can save Hawai’i’s forests…one tree at a time.
The ultimate goal of HLH is to create a sustainable model that inspires others to come together to take action. By increasing awareness for how the simple act of planting a tree has a huge impact on our environment , HLH, with partners like you, can change the face of the Planet.