Walking among the young trees surrounding the Lone Koa.
The Miss Hawaii Organization is a key suporter of the Legacy Forest
An incredible rainbow shelters the youngest out the Legacy Trees.
A beautiful day in the Forest!
Bridging the space between their Legacy Trees.
Old growth giving way to new...
A misty day with some young Koa Legacy Trees.
An ocean view!
In touch with a very special tree.
Yet another rainbow!
Talking story at our lookout.
A Legacy Tours Pinzgaur from a distance
In the shadow of a giant old Koa.
It happens all the time...
Planting a Sandalwood Legacy.
Grow grow grow!
A Legacy Forest resident.
A break after planting.
This was an empty hillside in 2011
Two Old Growth Koa surrounded by juveniles
Two year old Koa
Sunset behind old growth Koa
Fresh cut logs
The majestic "Tanglewood"
Our maps detail every trees location and history
Ohia Lehua blossom
The next generation of forest
Reading an RFID tag
An army of seedlings
Unmanaged 23 year old stand of Koa
A family planting
Our tour vehicles are the greatest
Every tree is a universe of its own
Big old growth koa
Our famous "Lone Koa" Tree
Young koa in the mist
An old growth Mother Tree
Visit the Legacy Forest!
A huge old growth Mother Tree
Young Koa in the mist
Miss Hawaii and friends take a tour of the Legacy Forest
Support from our local Politicians
Kids from Keiki Hula
A quiet moment
This is the Legacy Forest when it was only weeks old
The same view 18 months later
A new generation of foresters!
The Koa butterfly. Rarely seen in this area, but making a strong comeback.
Kids + the Legacy Forest = inspiration!
We call these trees "The Sisters"
A new Forest emerging
The Hawaiian Legacy Tour vehicles are a fun way to experience the Forest
6WD will get you anywhere!
The remains of a long-dormant forest
Old growth Mother Trees provide shelter for a lunch break
A beautiful ranch road
Snow capped Mauna Kea
Morning in Umikoa Village
Ready for work
Two happy employees
An old growth Koa resides near our fenceline, built along existing ranch fences.
Moving fallen trees
Pueo in flight
The fog rolling in has amazing effects on the colors of the landscape
Hard work on the mountain
Planting trees is dirty work, but somebody's gotta do it!
Off to work!
The majestic koa tree.
Clouds closing in
Mauris sit amet tortor.67
Wild turkeys are present, but not a serious threat to the Legacy Forest at this point.
An incredible shot of an 'Io in flight by Pat Williams
Another shot of the same 'Io
Brand new life, recently sprouted koa seedlings
The very first set of juvenile leaves is visible
Folded leaf structures
Recent plantings gaining a foothold
The forest grows
Umikoa lichen on an old ranch fence
Ohia Lehua reaching for the moon
Rolling a huge stump
Clearing for planting can be a bog job
One big stump
Look out below!
Mauna Kea from afar
Our trees love visitors
Visitors love our trees!
Listening to our nursery manager Julie explain our germination processes
Hands on experience!
Julie spreading her knowledge
Everyone loves planting seeds
Hawaiian Legacy Tours ride in style
Eco safari Hawaiian Style
Under the branches of a huge Mother Tree
Staff from the Four Seasons Hualalai
The Lone Koa overlooking her new Ohana
Planting a legacy
A stop on the tour
One of our fields overlaid with a data layer showing 65,000 trees.
The endangered Ma'o hau hele, or Hibiscus brackenridgei, Hawaii State Flower.
Perfect day for planting
Miss Hawaii 2013 Crystal Lee ready to plant her legacy.
The crew on a cold mountain morning.
A Forest in transit
Unsupported by neighboring trees, many of the old growth koa have lain over to grow across the ground
Planning the attack
We definitely have views
Outdoor nursery tables ready for bird netting
This is how we used to get trees up into the field!
Fresh seed stocks
Babies with RFID tags
A clear day from the lookout
COO Darrell Fox prepared for takeoff
Freshly planted rows from the 2014 planting season
This land has been forever changed
Freshly planted rows
5000 ft elevation and the sea is still so close!
This field was planted in 2013, shown here after one year of grwoth.
A side view of our project
Umikoa village can just be made out in the background.
Where reforestation, exotic forest and cattle pasture meet.
3 year old trees from the air
Open doors, the only way to fly!
Thanks to Paradise Helicopters for the ride!
Old growth surrounded by new.
The Hawaiian Legacy Forest.
Fields of Koa
The old growth seems to enjoy the company.
Our 4wd tour vehicles look much smaller from the air
The edge of the Forest
Koa is obvious from the air, showing as a deeper green than other trees and ground cover.
Three stages of growth
The pastures give way to Ohia Forest which gives way to Eucalyptus plantation.
A patch of Eucalyptus above the Legacy Forest and the top of Mauna Kea
From this altitude you can just barely see the Legacy Forest taking shape.
A beautiful young sandalwood already branching.
A beautiful young sandalwood already branching. 7
A beautiful young sandalwood already branching. 26
'Iliahi (Hawaiian Sandalwood) seedling.
Gorgeous Koa wood
Introspection beneath the Lone Koa
We love this tree.
Snow capped Mauna Kea with the Legacy Forest outlined in yellow
An unmanaged stand of 23 year old koa
Another shot of our favorite tree with visitors.
The majestic and special Pueo.
'Io, the Hawaiian Hawk
Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative
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