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Eucalyptus trees on the move: Company begins shipping Hamakua trees off-island

Eucalyptus trees on the move: Company begins shipping Hamakua trees off-island. West Hawaii Today


20th Century Commercial Forest Products Activities Hawai’i Island

Hawai’i Island Early Commercial Industry 1908-1917 and 1950-on

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Image copyright Forestry Management Consultants Hawai’i 1999


Commercial Forestry Activities in Hawai’i

Commercial forestry activities have been conducted in Hawai‘i since the arrival of early immigrants from Polynesia and other parts of the Pacific. These early settlers brought tree species from their homelands that were planted and used, along with indigenous trees, for the various activities of the society at that time.

Uses included, but were not limited to, home construction, religion, recreation, warfare, agriculture and fishing. It has been reported that more than 200 years ago large areas of land cover – conservatively estimated to be near 25 percent of the land area – had already been altered due to long term human impact.

Commercial forestry activities have played a small, generally unrecognized, but important and interesting role in the economic development of Hawai’i.

Today, these commercial forestry activities are positioned to play a larger role in the diversification of Hawaii’s economy as they mature in the 21st century.