The Mānoa Cliff Native Forest Restoration Project
Our project seeks to restore a small 6-acre area of forest, now fenced to prevent pig damage, along the Mānoa Cliff Trail as a demonstration area and to encourage others to begin additional restoration projects. We chose this area because it still has many interesting native species and is easily accessible to the average hiker on O'ahu.
We need your help to protect native plants
Volunteers are needed to remove the weeds that are preventing native plants from regenerating seedlings and those shading out mature native trees. On occasion we also need help with the planting of seeds and seedlings.
With volunteer help, the results of weed control efforts starting in 2005 are encouraging. Many koa seedlings have sprouted and the older ones are already 10 feet tall. There are also new seedlings, the most common being 'oha wai (Clermontia kakeana), 'ōhi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha), hame (Antidesma platyphyllum), koki'o ke'oke'o (Hibiscus arnottianus), kōpiko (Psychotria mariniana), māmaki (Pipturus albidus), and manono (Hedyotis terminalis).