On Maui, there is an immediate need to restore high-elevation forests. These forests provide the only suitable habitat for Maui's native honeycreepers. On the leeward slopes of East Maui, a restoration effort is underway. To create habitat, we must rebuild the forest. To rebuild the forest, we need to plant trees.
Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project has collected enough seed to produce 7,600 native tree seedlings. But the project currently only has the funding to grow and plant 6,500. Throughout the month of July, MFBRP is raising money to sponsor the remaining 1,100 trees.
Hundreds of hours have gone into collecting native seeds. Now is the time to plant a forest.
Every seedling planted brings us closer to habitat restoration and native forest bird recovery.