(PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Ahu Lani Sanctuary today announced their new "Adopt-a-Tree" program which allows individuals to adopt a tree, either for themselves or for anyone they choose, with the recipient receiving an adoption certificate plus an emailed photo of their tree every year for 10 years. Ahu Lani Sanctuary is a forestry and community center located on the slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii (http://ahulani.com) and is actively involved in the reforestation of Hawaii's koa forests.
To market their new program, Ahu Lani has launched a new web site, http://Adopt-A-Tree.net. The web site shows pictures of koa trees at different stages of their growth--examples of what recipients will see in their pictures in future years. The web site also explains the growth and care of the koa trees used for the plantings and provides an ordering form. Koa is a native Hawaiian tree that is highly regarded by woodworkers for its beautiful color and grain. Koa trees take upwards of 50 years to become fully developed for timber purposes.
"Our Adopt-A-Tree program is great as a unique environmental gift or memorial," said John Lindelow, manager of Ahu Lani Sanctuary. "On top of that, we're getting to plant native Hawaiian trees and thus restore the native forests of Hawaii."
Each adopted tree costs $100, which is just $10 per year over the 10-year period of tracking. Recipients get a beautiful "Certificate of Adoption" mailed to them which has their name, a photo of their newly planted tree, and the GPS coordinates of the tree, which is planted onsite at Ahu Lani Sanctuary. The web site also allows signs to be ordered for display by the planted trees. Signs are 4" X 3" and made of UV-resistant botantical-garden-grade acrylic, designed to last for decades.
For potential adopters visiting the Big Island, Ahu Lani Sanctuary also offers a "Plant A Tree Experience" for $150, which allows adopters to plant their own tree at Ahu Lani, and also receive all the other benefits of the Adopt-A-Tree program.