Restoring Hawaii’s forests


Plant a Tree is a venue for people to learn about the land, remove invasive weeds, reforest native vegetation, get dirty, leave the land better for their children, and offset their carbon footprint.


To implement a model for vibrant diversified agriculture that restores Hawaii’s lands and forests through hands-on experiences coupled with community based learning, which results in a platform that can be shared and recreated throughout the world.

Plant a Tree is a non-profit 501(C)(3) located in Hawaii. We take individuals and corporations mauka, and let them experience reforestation first-hand.  Volunteerism can be done in the form of:  Planting/maintaining/harvesting in the agroforestry project.  Planting “legacy trees” for their children’s children.  Removing invasive species.  Creating wild fire protection for the forest.  Erosion control.  Learning how to plan and implement viable agroforestry and silvapasture plans.

Our goal is to create a self-sustaining haven protected from the threats of development and destruction.

Our Board Members

Sam Chillingworth   |   Robert Cherry   |   Yumi Miyata


Mike Pietsch   |   Malia Pietsch Kamisugi

Kaʻala Ranch

The first site we are working on is at Kaʻala Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu. The ranch features 200+ acres of former sugar and pineapple land.