Project continues to explore what Christmas tree species are ideal for Big Island climate

  • Aileen Yeh looks at the branches of coniferous trees growing on Maunakea in mid-September. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Aileen Yeh points toward the top of coniferous trees that are growing on Maunakea on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

With the holiday season fast approaching, Big Island residents must once again grapple with a crucial question: where to buy a Christmas tree?