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


What’s Happening?



Heh, da tree wen broke da sidewalk! Technologies exist to address this. The University of Hawaii’s Dr. Andy Kaufman is excavating trees that were planted using different methods on August 21, 9 am to 11 am. More info here.

Hot enough for you? Get off the sidelines and DO something! The City & County of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency is seeking volunteers to help collect real-time, ground-level data during a one-day campaign to develop a detailed temperature map of O’ahu. The intent is to conduct this campaign on a Saturday, in late August/early September exact date TBD, conditions dependent.

Arbor Day Poster Contest 2019. This annual event, in cooperation with Healthy Climate Communities, will feature 50+ art works of students grades K-6 highlighting the benefits of trees. For more info on how to enter: We Love Trees!

A Walk in the Trees with Hawaii Nature Center on August 24, 9:00 am to noon, Honolulu Museum of Art.

Join the Mālama Tree Crew brought to you by our friends at Sierra Club Hawaii.

Plant a Tree Save the Sea is an Malama Maunalua partnership with various organizations to plant trees across Maunalua watershed region. They provide free trees to participating landowners and have a wide range of species including lemons and limes as well as natives like 'o'hia, koa and ʻaʻaliʻi. Email for details and tree requests.



Successful Kickoff of Trees for Kaimuki (7/27/2019) as reported by KHON-TV.

HOT? Record temperatures across Hawaii and the USA. Excellent overview article on how urban trees aren't the only answer, but a component of a holistic way to address the issue.

Gold Standard. TFHF mentioned in this heartfelt Honolulu Magazine (July 2019) column on trees.

Speak for the trees! Founding President Emeritus Tom Dinell pens a unique approach to underscoring the value of trees in this Civil Beat piece.

Innovation in Action! The City Administration is looking out for trees. We’ve got great representatives from the City & County of Honolulu on our Board — Matt Gonser and Terri Koike — as well as numerous officials on our Panel of Advisers.

Sobering. Josh Sanbro, member of Trees for Honolulu's Future Panel of Advisers, and head of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, is quoted in this timely piece (May 19, 2019) on the changing level of carbon in our atmosphere.

“Urban Honolulu has lost 76,000 trees in the last four years, aerial survey finds” (April 15, 2019) Video coverage of Trees for Kaimuki initiative working to make change and reverse this disturbing trend.

“Follow Civil Beat’s Lead on Planting Trees” (March 19, 2019) TFHF Executive Director, Daniel Dinell on Civil Beat staff taking a lead on planting trees and introducing a new initiative, Trees for Kaimuki.

UH Mānoa trees nationally recognized 10th straight year (February 26, 2019) Features Board Member, Roxanne Adams and the great work of her team!

Initiative focuses on more trees in Oahu’s concrete jungle (November 4, 2018) Features several TFHF Board Members!

"Mayor wants to plant 100,000 tress in urban Honolulu by 2025" (March 9, 2018) Video coverage on the March 9, 2018 Trees for Honolulu's Future conference

Mayor Caldwell Announces Goal of 35% Urban Canopy by 2035 (March 2, 2018) Video of the Mayor's announcement accompanied by a tree planting.


"Trees for Honolulu's Future (Out and About)" (Feb 27, 2018)

Interview with Trees For Honolulu's Future Board Member, Dr. Lisa Marten.


HPR: The Conversation

"Trees for Honolulu's Future Growing our Urban Forest" (March 8, 2018)

Interview with Trees for Honolulu's Future Founding President Emeritus, Tom Dinell.