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Environmental survey touts benefits of planned Waikane cacao farm

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
After decades of struggle to preserve Waikane Valley, landowner Paul Zweng has plans to restore the native habitat and try to cultivate a small cacao farm. Ohulehule Forest Conservancy LLC has won support from the community, which fought against housing and a golf course. Above, Zweng uses a hatchet to notch the lower portion of the trunk of an albizia tree (which is an invasive species). He will then inject about a teaspoon of herbicide into the notches to kill it.
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landowner Paul Zweng has plans to restore the native habitat and try to cultivate a small cacao farm. Ohulehule Forest Conservancy LLC has won support from the community