Native Forest Trees
To Support Hawaii's Native Bird Life
by George Yasuda
The norm of Hawaiis land use is to remove all
or most of the native trees in order to develop the
land. The landscape of the beautiful mountain sides
of Kona has experienced a decrease in population of
native trees such as koa, sandalwood and ohia. It is
sad to see trees 200 years and older removed.
These types of trees are superb nesting places and
sources of food for rare birds such as the apapani,
iiwi, amakihi, elepaio and the
A native koa tree hangs
over this Tiare Lani coffee orchard.
George Yasuda pictured
to the left supports the co-existance between modern
agriculture and the natural environment.
The beauty of preserving these trees is not just visual,
there are many other rewards. Visiting areas that have
preserved these trees alerts individuals to the grandeur
and wisdom in preservation of natural habitats. Tiare
Lani Coffees policy is to try and preserve such
beauty and to coexist with this natural grandeur.
Tiare Lani Coffee uses earth-friendly techniques and
products to maintain and enhance the environment.
To learn more about proper coffee orchard care call
George Yasuda at Tiare Lani Coffee. 808-324-1495 or
email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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