Koa Forest

Feb 3, 2016

30 year-old acacia koa tree in a restored native forest, Hawaiʻi Island.
Credit J.B. Friday, University of Hawaiʻi

Prized for its beautiful wood product, koa is one of the most valuable woods on the planet. Restoring koa forests is a profitable practice. Economics, in part, is driving the conservation and restoration of this legendary tree.

Christopher Phillips explains...