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False koa trees are being stripped of bark, possibly for use as a psychedelic drug

  • TYNE PHILLIPS / TPHILLIPS@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Unidentified vandals have been damaging false koa trees at Manoa District Park.

  • TYNE PHILLIPS / TPHILLIPS@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Yellow signs were posted on some of the trees, properly known as Acacia confusa, are to deter further vandalism.

  • TYNE PHILLIPS / TPHILLIPS@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Vandals are stripping trunks in a Manoa park, possibly for hallucinogenic properties.

Recent damage to false koa trees at Manoa District Park may be the result of the growing popularity of a bark extract with hallucinogenic properties. Read more

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