Editorial | Off the News Fires burning, from California to Maui Oct. 31, 2019 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! With so much of California on fire lately, it’s easy to forget our own blaze on Maui’s Kahana Ridge. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. With so much of California on fire lately, it’s easy to forget our own blaze on Maui’s Kahana Ridge. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn’t forget: On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz relayed approval from FEMA of federal support in that firefighting effort. Not unrelated, Schatz added, was a meeting held with international bank officials on the financial risks of climate change. Yes, there are other causes of brushfires, but with the tinder-dry brush all around, climate is one of them. On Arbor Day, to tree or not to tree Hawaii’s Arbor Day, celebrated on the first Friday in November, will get underway with a city planting of three monkeypod trees in Kapiolani Park. Tree giveaways and festivities will follow, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Foster Botanical Garden, Pearl City Urban Garden Center, Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Waimea Valley Center and Kailua United Methodist Church. Plenty of tree-planting enthusiasm is needed to make good on Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s commitment to plant 100,000 saplings across Oahu by 2025. Also, he pledged, with City Council backing in a resolution, to up Oahu’s urban canopy coverage to 35% by 2035. Previous Story Editorial: Ala Wai harbor needs fresh start Next Story Name in the News: William Aila Jr.