The Maui News
Forty weekend participants helped haul prunings and plant native trees and understory.
Despite flash-flood warnings over all Maui the weekend of Oct. 12, the Girl Scouts of Troop 770, 772 and 923 kept their plans for a two-night campout at Puu Mahoe. They were rewarded with a “puka of blue above Puu Mahoe,” reported campers, while most of leeward Haleakala — Kula to Kanaio — rained.
The weekend included volunteer service projects in the D.T. Fleming Arboretum, a badge award ceremony, badge projects and games. Forty girls, along with their families, hauled prunings and planted 60 native trees and understory, reforesting a newly cleared area in the arboretum.
The arboretum welcomes community group partnerships in the preservation of some of Maui’s rarest species and the restoration of South Maui’s native forests.