Hana hou-ing the ‘Hidden life of trees’

Dawn Fraser Kawahara / Special to The Garden Island

A grandmother-father banyan tree is seen in the town of Maymyo, Burma, where both maternal and paternal sets of her partly European-born grandparents settled during the times of British India and Dawn Fraser Kawahara’s parents were born. Note the family shrine tucked into the roots.

It’s always pure pleasure to receive feedback from fans of TGI’s Forum column, “The Green Flash.” This Monday I’m moved to reprise, or “hana hou,” the Aug. 5, 2019, column, “Confessing to a love of trees,” which brought several interesting responses. I had included some of these (and am always open to feedback).