The Vegetation Continuum

A spectrum of vegetation and vegetative planting strategies categorized by their ecological and utilitarian uses.

Native Forest

Conservation and restoration efforts that are supported by Hawaiian philosophies and values. This zone is wild and composed of only native species and is regarded as kapu, so that resources may be regenerated and successional regeneration (time for a forest to grow) occurs at a natural rate. 

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Native Forest

Semi-Managed Forest

Transition Zone

Agroforest

Non-forested Agriculture