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Koa Legacy Tree



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Legacy Tree



Planting 1.3 Million Trees

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Visit the Legacy Forest

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.

Through our proprietary integrated technology, each tree has a RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tag with GPS tracking that provides a unique signature and includes the sponsor’s name, honoree, date planted, and the location of the tree. Using your coordinates you’ll be able to go online and zoom in on the area your tree is planted using applications like Google Earth.

Now you can plant your own legacy by taking our one-of-a-kind Legacy Tree Planting Ecotour. Recently awarded "Best Tour Operator"  by the Hawaii Ecotour Association, the Legacy Tour is a must for any visitor to the island of Hawai'i.


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Planting 1.3 Million Trees

Listen to Director Jeff Dunster on 'Journeys of Discovery' with Tom Wilmer (18 mins)

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

PO Box 22435 Honolulu, HI 96823



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