Students in action: Koa trees planted at Honua’ula Forest Reserve

  • A student prepares the ground for a koa seedling at Honua’ula Forest Reserve in North Kona on Friday. (Aki Imai/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Dr. Richard Steven talks to students in his History 274 Writing Personal History class at UH Center at West Hawaii-Palamanui, who planted koa trees on Arbor Day. (Aki Imai/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Student head out to plant koa seedlings at Honua’ula Forest Reserve in North Kona on Friday. (Aki Imai/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Honua’ula Forest Reserve in North Kona is seen on Friday. (Aki Imai/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The students of Dr. Richard Steven’s History 274 Writing Personal History class at UH Center at West Hawaii-Palamanui highlighted their crowning achievement with the planting of koa trees on Arbor Day. (Aki Imai/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Dr. Richard Steven prepares a koa seedling for planting at Honua’ula Forest Reserve in North Kona on Friday. (Aki Imai/Special to West Hawaii Today).

  • A student prepares a koa seedling for planting at Honua’ula Forest Reserve in North Kona on Friday. (Aki Imai/Special to West Hawaii Today)

College students celebrated the near-completion of their ready-to-publish books by planting koa trees Friday in the Honua’ula Forest Reserve in North Kona.

The students of Dr. Richard Steven’s History 274 Writing Personal History class at UH Center at West Hawaii-Palamanui highlighted their crowning achievement with the planting on Arbor Day.

The site was non-other than the upper forest of Honua’ula of the verdant Kaloko mauka rain forest on the slopes of the Hualalai to aid in restoring the cloud forest. Seedlings were provided by the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife State Tree Nursery.

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