Tropical Gardening: Volunteers help in Kona’s cloud forest

  • Courtesy of KYM GENTRY PECK Volunteers from the Old Navy in Kona help beautify the roadsides of Kaloko Mauka. From left are Marlies Lee, Kym Gentry Peck, Kona Old Navy general manager John Alwine, Gina Lee and Tina Wielandt.

Spring in Kona’s unique tropical cloud forests and East Hawaii’s rain forests is heralded by abundant new growth of ferns, especially our endemic Cibotium tree ferns.