Wednesday, September 25, 2013

T-shirt Orders Due & Save the Date

Don't forget to order a Tree Huggers T-shirt. Come see Ms. Kuwahara for an order form. Orders are due October 1, 2013.

Save the date for our next Tree Huggers outing to Makaha, Saturday October 19, 2013. We'll be working with the Wai'anae Mountains Watershed Partnership folks again. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Saturday, September 21, 2013 the Tree Huggers worked with the Wai'anae Mountains Watershed Partnership folks as well as Friends of Honouliuli. The day began at the upper elevation greenhouse built by the Friends of Honouliuli. Huggers worked to transplant a'ali'i (Dodonaea viscosa) seedlings into larger pots at the greenhouse.

Then, we ventured up the road to the trailhead. We didn't make it all the way, just to the clearing where we ate lunch overlooking Pu'u Heleakala. We took a long time because we collected seeds of native plants like 'ohi'a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha), 'uki'uki (Dianella sandwicensis), pilo (Coprosma rhynchocarpa) and 'ala'alawainui (Peperomia sp.) along the way.

We had a quick lunch as the clouds were moving in and we didn't want to get caught in the rain.

But it was a great and educational adventure for all us. Thanks to all the new Tree Huggers for coming out this year.