Trees for Honolulu's Future
Trees for Honolulu's Future
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Initiatives

Still Growing

Trees for Kaimuki

TFHF has teamed up with EnVision Kaimuki, the City and County of Honolulu’s Urban Forestry Division, Smart Trees Pacific, the National Park Service, The Outdoor Circle, and other partners on this new community-based initiative. The concept behind this initiative is twofold:

  1. Develop a Sense of Community Ownership & Pride - Involve residents and business owners /employees in the planning, planting, and caring for new trees

  2. Model for Other Communities - A successful effort in a single community can then serve as a replicable and inviting model for other communities

Watch Hawaii News Now coverage on this initiative. Read EnVision Kaimuki Chair Sharon Schneider’s remarks on the initiative.


Heat Islands

How Hot is Your Neighborhood?

Thanks to our friends at The Trust for Public Land for these heat maps. (Enter your address to find out.) Federal statistics show extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. Wow! But, Trees are Cool.


TREES for Honolulu’s future day

On March 1, 2018 Mayor Kirk Caldwell kicked off his announcement of the City's commitment to the goal of increasing the urban tree canopy in Honolulu to 35% by 2035 with a tree planting. Click here to see Facebook live video.

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Arbor Day Art Exhibit -
"We Love Trees"

A poster contest to showcase the artwork of Hawai‘i's keiki and to underline the importance of O‘ahu's trees. Selected works were on display at the Hawaii State Capitol and Honolulu Hale. Co-sponsored by Healthy Climate Communities

Mayor Caldwell and students celebrating the unveiling of “We Love Trees”

Mayor Caldwell and students celebrating the unveiling of “We Love Trees”

PARK(ing) Day

Trees for Honolulu's Future brought shade trees to the pavements of downtown Honolulu during international PARK(ing) Day, an event focusing attention on the need for more urban open space. 

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2018 Conference

Trees for Honolulu's Future: Growing Our Urban Forest

More than a conference – the beginning of a movement to reach 35% canopy by 2035

Tools and strategies from key local perspectives and skillsets shared by: landscape architects, developers, arborists, planners, and policymakers. Click the buttons below for Lessons from Melbourne, full slide show with audio or notes.

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Keynote Speaker

Ian Shears from Melbourne's urban forestry program describes the tools and strategies they have used to become a "City in the Forest." Be inspired by what is possible - click below for Lessons from Melbourne, full slide show with audio or notes.

 

Key takeaways from Landscape Architects: