Wiliwili Keiki!

In December WDFRP hosted the first of many work exchanges between conservation projects sites on the west side. The team planted about 100 plants in a 1/2 acre site around an old wiliwili and uhiuhi tree with the idea that clearing weeds and maintaining the area surrounding these old trees might promote regeneration. Well, that and the .50in of rain that we saw this month seems to have worked. A wild wiliwili seedling has popped up right in the planting site! After three weeks in the ground and limited watering all of the plants are doing well and many of them are putting out new leaves. The planting included common natives such as a’ali’i, ‘akia and naio, as well as a few endangered species such as ohai. So far it is looking great, thanks everyone!

-Jen

Wiliwili keiki found 12/19/11

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