We’re celebrating 30 years of making memories with our commemorative Rooted in Aloha reforestation initiative. In honor of this milestone anniversary, we are planting native trees along the slopes of Haleakalā. Friends, family and our guests are encouraged to join in this celebration by sponsoring trees in honor of their ʻohana (family) and vacation memories.
Guests making a hotel reservation throughout 2021 for future travel will be invited to participate in the resort’s Rooted in Aloha reforestation initiative through an “Enhance Your Stay” prompt for a $30 donation while booking their Maui vacation. Donations may also be made at the front desk. Each $30 donation supports the cost of growing one tree from a seedling along with the long term care involved to ensure it thrives in its natural environment. The trees planted will include Koa, Sandalwood and ʻŌhiʻa. To support the health of these trees, other native plants including māmaki, maile and hala pepe will also be planted to encourage the biodiversity of the area.
Fairmont Kea Lani has partnered with Skyline Conservation for the planting of these trees.
What is “Rooted in Aloha”?
“Rooted in Aloha” is a reforestation initiative created by Fairmont Kea Lani in partnership with Skyline Conservation. Our goal is to aid in the restoration the native forests on the slopes of Haleakalā and help to provide education about our precious eco-system to our island guests. This visitor supported conservation program provides an opportunity for people to directly support the restoration of Maui’s damaged eco-systems, assisting in regenerating important watershed resources, and helping to provide habitat for Maui’s endangered forest birds and insects. Our collaborative partnership is supported by the Na Koa Manu Conservation 501c-3.
Visitors to the amazing island of Maui can make a donation that will be directly applied to planting native trees which will assure establishment and expansion of native habitats for future generations.
Why is it important to support Native Habitat Restoration?
– Maui is known as the extinction epicenter of the USA
– Over the past 200 years, Maui’s native ecosystems have been severely degraded and displaced
– Less than 30% of natural wilderness remains on Maui’s finite landscape
– Maui relies on native ecosystems to provide freshwater resources that sustain life
– It’s not too late to restore Maui’s natural ecosystems!
– With your support we can turn this map green again
– Sponsor a Native Tree Planting Today!
Goals for our “Rooted in Aloha” reforestation initiative:
– Plant 5,000 native trees, shrubs, and understory plants in 2021/2022
– Short term goal = Fundraise at least $5,000 in 2021
– Harness support from amazing people from all over the world who care about the sustainability of Maui’s Native Ecosystems!
Sponsor a Tree
This donation will support the site preparation, the cost of tree propagation, planting, and long term care needed to establish 1 native tree on the slopes of Haleakalā, Maui.
Sponsor a grove
This donation will support the site preparation, the cost of tree propagation, planting and long term care needed to establish 1 acre of native forest on the slopes of Haleakalā, Maui.
Sponsor an ecosystem
This donation will support the construction of a conservation fence that will protect at least 10 acres of land for native habitat restoration for future generations!
A Conversation in Conservation
We took a moment to sit down with Joe Imhoff, conservationist and program manager with Skyline Conservation Initiative, to learn more about what his organization is doing to rehabilitate Hawai’i’s native forests.