About Us

canopy cover

Urban tree canopy helps us stay cool as our island warms

Canopy cover, the amount of leaf surface area, drives the benefit of an urban forest. At only 20% canopy cover, Honolulu lags well behind other cities. OUR GOAL and CITY POLICY is to achieve 35% canopy cover by 2035.

OUR VISION: A tree-filled island that preserves and enhances our quality of life, especially in the face of climate change.

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Facilitating the planting and caring for new trees and the protecting of existing trees in communities across O‘ahu and specifically connecting communities with expert assistance and funding.

Educating the public and government officials on the benefit of the right tree, in the right place, getting the right care.

Advocating for laws, policies, projects, and funding that support the planting and caring for and protection of trees.

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What Makes Us Unique?

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.
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