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New tree on the books might pass into history

  • COURTESY KENNETH R. WOOD

    A newly reported tree on Kauai called Melicope stonei is found only in a roughly 1-square-mile area and already qualifies to be considered a “critically endangered” species.

A newly reported tree species on Kauai could disappear as quickly as it was discovered if it — and the unique old-growth forest in which it exclusively exists — cannot withstand the host of natural, introduced and man-made threats it faces. Read more

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