Reforestation helps culture

Photo courtesy National Tropical Botanical Garden

Dr. Kawika Winter, director of Limahuli Garden & Preserve in Haena, is the anchor author of a new research paper looking at alternative reforestation projects in Hawaii.

Photo by Ben Nyberg / University of Hawaii

Researchers from University of Hawaii and National Tropical Botanical Garden are looking at alternative reforestation projects as a way to benefit forests and the cultures that interact with them.

Researchers are working a different take on reforestation at Kauai’s North Shore Limahuli Garden &Preserve, one that could restore the cultural connection and natural balance of native forests.