Initiative focuses on more trees in Oahu’s concrete jungle
By Vicki Viotti firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 4, 2018
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The canopy of trees that shade developed parts of Oahu is shrinking. The city, and an enlarging network of nonprofit groups concerned about that, are working to reverse that trend.
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A volunteer with the nonprofit KUPU participated in a planting recently at Hamakua Wildlife Sanctuary in a partnership with Healthy Climate Communities.
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Members of Trees for Honolulu’s Future are working on an initiative to plant 100,000 trees by 2025 as a curb on climate change. They include Lisa Marten, left, Tom Dinell, Wai Lee and Roxanne Adams, shown by the University of Hawaii’s Saunders Hall.