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Trees For Honolulu’s Future
Trees for Honolulu’s Future fulfills a critical function not currently provided by other public or private organizations related to our urban forest. We build bridges among public and private organizations and local communities by working in concert with and through them to accomplish mutual goals.
Helping Us Stay Cool
Canopy cover, the amount of leaf surface area, drives the benefit of an urban forest. At only 20% canopy cover, Honolulu lags behind other cities and the gap is growing as our canopy is currently decreasing. Some cities that have mounted campaigns to plant trees, such as Pittsburgh, have achieved over 40% canopy cover.