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Aloha ʻĀina Gift ('A'ali'i)

Aloha ʻĀina Gift ('A'ali'i)


An indigenous tree or shrub that can grow up to 30 ft. The durable wood of ‘a‘ali‘i was used to make house posts, canoes and spears. The fruits can be boiled to make a red kapa dye, and the flowers continue to be used to make beautiful lei. Medicinally, ‘a‘ali‘i leaves were mixed with other plants to treat skin rashes (‘ohune or mane‘o).

This native is drought, salt and wind resistant, and highly adaptable.


Give the gift of Aloha to the land who gives us so much!

This gift will go towards our bioclutural education for the community through land stewardship.

To show our appreciation we will plant one native Hawaiian plant for each gift given in Pia Valley O'ahu, a 330 acre nature preserve that we have the honor and Kūleana to steward. You will recieve a digital certificate with the GPS location of your tree, along with an open invitation to visit it. 


He aliʻi ka ʻāina, he kauwā ke kanaka. #531
The land is a chief, man is her servant.

Source: Pukui, M. K. (1983). ‘Ōlelo No‘eau Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings. Honolulu, Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press.

ʻŌlelo Noeau compiled by Johanna Kapōmaikaʻi Stone and Danielle Espiritu

“Living on this planet, we are all stewards of it. The land does not need us, but we need it. Let’s work together to protect & preserve it for our future generations.”

-Tyrone Montayre, Founder

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