Koa- Acacia Koa
Location: Kona Hema Preserve, Island of Hawai`i, in south Kona on the slopes of Mauna Loa.
Nominated by: The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii
Height: 115 ft
Circumference: 343.3 in
Crown Spread: 93.3 ft
Current Ranking: National Champion
The Kona Hema Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. The Conservancy's Kona Hema Preserve (8,089 acres) protects part of an ancient koa-`ōhi`a forest that spans more than 100,000 acres along the leeward coast of the Island of Hawai`i.