The “We Trees!” art contest for grades K through 6th highlighting the benefits of trees. Through children and art TFHF, along with Healthy Climate Communities and additional sponsors, brings attention to our hardworking arbor friends. This supports our effort to spark conversations, at schools, among families, and with the public at-large, about the many benefits trees bring to our lives and our environment.
One way we’re acting is through community-based Trees for Kaimukī project in cooperation with EnVision Kaimukī, SmartTrees Pacific, and the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. Milestones to date:
- Assisted Better Block Hawaii by placing trees in planters that double as tables. A perfect place for outdoor dining; includes tree tags that educate/engage.
- Mapped 1,446 trees — 99% complete; thus far identifying over 130 potential planting locations
- Stepped in to help save drought-stressed trees along Ft. Ruger Pathway at Diamond Head State Monument
- Produced “Secrets of Kaimukī Parks” virtual program
- Collaborated with City to improve 18 tree wells in central Kaimukī business district along Waialae Avenue
Website traffic up year over year, reaching thousands of unique visitors.
Started a new Twitter account and YouTube channel, reaching thousands more through Facebook and Instagram.
Made trees and the many benefits they provide a part of the community discussion through candidate surveys, opinion pieces, in order to make trees and the many benefits they provide a part of the community discussion through candidate surveys, opinion pieces, and articles.