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Growing Koa: A Hawaiian Legacy Tree

by Kim M. Wilkinson and Craig R. Elevitch

Paperback: 112 pages
Full color: over 190 photographs
Format: 6" X 9"
Release date: January 2003
Publisher: Permanent Agriculture Resources


This long anticipated and much needed reference book on native Hawaiian Koa is packed with valuable information, backed by solid research and long term field projects. It is a must for anyone who is interested in Hawaiian plants, as well as for those of us who are eager to grow and restore our beloved koa. With the help of this book, we may all reach our goal of sustainable healthy koa forests. It is easy and enjoyable to read, and to find the information that you seek. Hawaiian names and explanations are a great feature. There are fascinating personal accounts, sharing experiences on cherishing and growing koa by experts including a forester, a botanist, a woodworker, a farmer, a naturalist and a navigator. Excellent photos reinforce the messages shared in the text. This book is fabulous. Let s Grow Koa!--Heidi Leianuenue Bornhorst, Director of Honolulu Botanical Gardens and author of Growing Native Hawaiian Plants

Learning more about the wonderful koa tree is the kuleana (privilege and responsibility) of everyone who loves Hawaii. This easy to read, informative and inspiring book will show you how to: Understand what happened to the koa forests Plan for a successful koa planting Gather seeds Grow strong seedlings in the nursery Plant seedlings in the ground Take care of the trees as they grow Foster the genetic diversity of this majestic tree for future generations

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