It’s all about the volcanoes in Hawai’i. The high volcanic mountain peaks catch the clouds that make the rain that waters the islands’ lush vegetation. That same rain has weathered layers of volcanic ash, cinder and lava flows into deep, fertile soil.
Haleakala is one of two volcanoes that form the island of Maui. Haleakala Ranch is situated on the slopes of the volcano. Stands of koa planted on the ranch 30 years ago are now being selectively harvested for guitars. At the same time, the ranch is currently planting and nurturing new koa trees and forests for future generations to enjoy.