Our native greenhouse director Ann Kobsa is now collaborating with the ‘Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’ in an effort to increase plantings in Keau’ohana. We are now planning on creating bi-annual plantings of 100 trees every year. Our first event happened on February 6th.
Tragically, so much of the upper-canopy structure in Keau’ohana has been compromised due to Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) over the past few years. One of our key restoration species is the ohe (Polyscias hawaiensis) because it is a large native and rare canopy tree that is fast growing that will help to replace the lost of shade.More