Big Island forest fence in final phase

Uhiuhi tree
Uhiuhi tree

KAILUA-KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A fencing project on the Big Island is almost complete.

Workers are installing the final phase of fencing around a 275-acre dry land forest near Waikoloa Village in Kailua-Kona.

Their purpose is to help protect the endangered uhiuhi trees from grazing goats.

There are less than 50 uhiuhi trees left in the wild, and 10 of them are in the project area.

The $245,000 project began last year.

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