The Q&A Archives: Locating Tropical Pacific Island Trees For Purchase.

Question: can you help me find the following two species of tropical trees for purchase 1. Cook Island Pine (Araucaria columnaris) and koa (Acacia koa). Both are grown exetnsively in Hawaii. Cook Ilsand pine is nonindigenous to Hawaii, but grown there extensively for its landscaping value and symetrical form. Koa is native to Hawaii and very valuable for its lumber. Thank you.

Answer: Thank you for providing the Latin names. A plant source database search showed the following. You will need to check with them directly for current availability.

Araucaria columnaris:

Glasshouse Works Church Street, P.O. Box 97 Stewart, OH USA 45778-0097 Telephone 740-662-2142

Future Forests P.O. Box 428 Holualoa, HI USA 96725

Hudson, J. L., Seedsman Star Route 2, Box 337 La Honda, CA USA 94020

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