Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii’s Koa Forests : All Tech Considered : NPR

May 11, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Green Business

Over the next few decades, the trees will be harvested for timber — a potential windfall for investors.

“The historical data shows that koa has appreciated 1,000 percent in the past 10 years,” Dunster says.


Money from the investments helps the company buy land and plant koa trees that will never be harvested. The company calls them “legacy trees.”

“For every investment tree we plant, we plant three legacy trees,” Dunster says.


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