Reforest Big Island with Koa trees! –To perpetuate Hawaii’s future, nature and dream
■ What is Koa tree?
Koa Wood is legendary in Hawaii from ancient times. Koa has honored heritage in Hawaii and is highly revered and sacred. Koa Wood is highly valued for its rich and beautiful pattern, as well as its strength. It has been used for canoes, weapons, surfboards, vases and all other items which was indespensable for ancient Hawaiians. They believed Mana(spiritual energy) live in all nature, and especially, Koa Wood was the monarch of Hawaiian forest which god lives.
■ What Koa Wood bring on this Earth
Hawaii Legacy Hardwood mentioned the world industry index for the years 1978 to 2012.
– Big Island sized woods are disappearing every 25 days on the planet.
– Demand for tropical hardwood are doubling every 4 years.
– Current planting rate is below 2% of the demand.
According to United Nations report, all unpreserved tropical forest will be gone by 2023.
The industry index of Hawaii:
-Hawaiian Koa is indigenous to Hawaii and it does not grow somewhere else.
-Price for Koa became 1,000 times more within last 10 years.
-Only 10% of Koa tree forest is remained.
The company Legacy started the recreation of woods on the lands that were once belonged to the Kamehameha Kingdom by using only rain water. The Legacy trees (Koa) in here are fast-growing and take only about 4 years to become woods. Birds and insects that are found only in Hawaii start making their habitats thereby creating an unique environment.
From the data point of view, one Koa tree creates $31,250 worth of oxygen, air pollution counterplan for $62,000, purifies $37,500 worth of water, manages $31,250 worth of soil erosion.
One Koa tree would absorb same amount of carbon dioxide which family of 4 people discharge in a week, and two Koa trees would produce same amount of oxygen which 2 families of 4 require a year.
■ Plant Koa tree!
Planting Koa tree is available from 1 piece($60). Certificate of plant will be issued after sponsporing Koa tree. *Online application ONLY
Flow from tree planting to certificate issuance
Hawaiian Legay Hardwoods is authorized to plant Koa trees on you behalf, and take care throughout the season. Koa trees are not allowed to cut down on your own.
Planted location will be printed on Certificate of Sponsorship.
Left: Executive Director/Jeff Dunster
Right: President/Honolulu Festival Foundation
Koa trees can be given to honor an individual, commemorate an event, or memorialize a loved one and can print event name or company name on a certificate as well in muti-languages. Every tree dedication is a living legacy, and a gift which will grow grander year after year.
Stand up for Hawaii
From thinking to being
Left: Koa tree forest 1 year after plantation Right: 3 year-old Koa trees