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HFIA Seeking Volunteers for Tree Planting

February 27, 2017, 9:15 AM HST
* Updated February 27, 12:50 PM
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Photo courtesy of HFIA.

The Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association (HFIA) is seeking interested volunteers to help plant Douglas fir trees during its third annual ‘Āina Mauna Christmas Tree Planting on Friday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to noon on the slopes of Maunakea.

Volunteers will be planting Christmas fir trees on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in the Humuula/Pi‘ihonua area of Hawaii Island.

The planting site is over 6,000 feet in elevation and may be chilly or rainy. Volunteers are advised to bring a jacket or raincoat, wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and sunscreen, and expect muddy conditions.

Bento lunches and drinks will be provided.

Interested volunteers may sign up by emailing [email protected] or by calling (808) 933-9411 before Feb. 27, 2017. Space is limited.

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There will be a carpool meeting on March 3 at 7:15 a.m. at the US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station Parking lot at 60 Nowelo St. in Hilo, and at 8 a.m. the DDHL Humuula Sheep Station, which is located one-quarter mile mauka on the Maunakea Access Road.

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