A peaceful beginning

On Martin Luther King Day (January 17) of 2011, we met to bring closure to our efforts to save the Comose Fig tree. Meeting at the Campus Center of the University of Hawai‘i were Tessa, Perle Besserman, Leialoha and Roland Perkins, Adele Ne Jame, Jennie Peterson, Adam Williams, Carol Holverson, Keith Leber, and Pat Matsueda.

“If any tree should have been spared, it’s the Comose Fig tree. Its sheer size makes its environmental benefits more important. Planting several small trees will not make up for this tree’s ‘gifts’ for a long time. An American forester said, ‘Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.’ This one certainly did!”
Jennie Peterson


2 thoughts on “A peaceful beginning

  1. Thanks for creating this blog, Pat! The trees need all the friends they can get. Please keep us posted on the pending legislation regarding the status of the trees on the U.H. campus.

    “To some people a tree is something so incredibly beautiful that it brings tears to the eyes. To others it is just a green thing that stands in the way.” –William Blake

    • Many thanks for the encouragement, Keith. Trees definitely need more friends, and I hope that we can help them through this blog.

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