We are a small team of volunteers, retirees, and conservation professionals.
Speaker for the Trees
Trees increase biodiversity by supporting life for millions of organisms above and below the ground. From microscopic fungi and mycelia to birds, insects, mammals, and human beings, forests provide shelter, food, and medicine for many living creatures.
Trees cool our planet through the process of respiration, breathing carbon and exhaling oxygen. In just a year, a single mature tree can sequester 48 pounds of carbon while an acre of a forest can absorb around 30,000 pounds.
Forests prevent runoff from reaching our coasts. They also cycle vital nutrients through coastal marine ecosystems, promoting healthy oceans, fish, and a healthy you.
Taking a walk through the forest is scientifically proven to relax the body, the mind and strengthen your immune system. This is because trees produce medicinal aerosols and stimulate your “rest-and-digest” nervous system.
The presence of trees in a commercial area increases real estate value and promotes more consumer spending. Tree canopies also attract new business and tourism, reduce crime rates, and retain long-term renters.
The temperature in some American cities has increased 4 degrees since 1970. Trees can offset this through their ability to absorb 90% of solar radiation and transpire water, promoting an overall "cooling effect" in the air.
I want to remind you that the forest is far more than a source of timber. It is our collective medicine cabinet. It is our lungs. It is the regulatory system for our climate and our oceans. It is the mantle of our planet. It is the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren. It is our sacred home. It is our salvation.
The Aloha Tree Alliance is newly established, certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We see ourselves as community collaborators and allies. Through collaborations we hope to foster a unified canopy to slow climate change, promote reciprocity, cultural respect and awareness, and equity to natural resources across the Hawaiian Islands.
We invite you to join us during our monthly restoration and tree planting workdays. Please see our calendar. You can also donate toward the purchase of native trees and plants on our website. If you are honoring someone with a purchase of a tree, we will notify them of your gift.
Aloha Tree Alliance is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. All financial contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes. Our EIN # is 87 -0994075. You can find our green donation button at the top right corner of our home page. Mahalo for your contribution!
Aloha Tree Alliance is based in O'ahu, HI.
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Our mailing address is 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, PMB 270 Honolulu, HI 96825