Koa Legacy Trees can be given to honor an individual, commemorate an event, or memorialize a loved one. Every tree dedication is a living legacy, and a gift which will grow grander year after year.
Growing The Future
Hawaii’s ecosystem took millions of years to create and only a few hundred years to ravage. The ‘akiapōlā’au is Hawaii’s native woodpecker. It evolved to eat the larva of the endemic, long-horned, wood-boring beetle that lays its eggs in dead branches of koa trees. This amazing, federally endangered bird is completely dependent on native forests for its survival. Our efforts, combined with yours, will help bring back native habitat for this and several of Hawaii’s endangered birds.
Planting 1.3 Million Trees
Our goal is to plant 1,000 acres for reforestation as part of our sustainable koa forestry project. We’ve been inspired by the Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge (active link) on Hawai’i Island where they planted 750,000 trees over the past 25 years and the native birds have returned. It’s a success story that we can all build a better future on. In time we hope to join in new partnerships and work throughout the world—inspiring people to plant the planet!
Track Your Tree
Through our patent-pending 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 (as you can see with all the white tags in the photo in column two). In the future you’ll be able to go online and zoom in on the area your tree is planted using applications like Google Earth. Contact us at least two weeks in advance and you can visit the tree you sponsored.
Plant a Tree Today
Give the gift of a living legacy by sponsoring a Koa Legacy Tree. You will receive a beautiful, engraved certificate and the knowledge that $20 went to the charity of your choice. Additionally, we donate $1 from each Koa Legacy Tree to The Nature Conservancy in Hawai’i. The remainder funds collecting seeds by hand, raising your seedling in our nurseries, planting your tree to create a forest, fencing out pests, clearing invasive species, and of course, the RFID tagging so you can track your tree.