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Painted Trees of Hawaii

Home of the mysterious and beautiful Eucalyptus Deglupta trees

Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary is the home of the most rare and exotic trees in the world


Non Profit Tour Donation: $25.00 per person - $15.00 for Children Twelve Years and Younger

Your Tour is 100% Tax Deductible

Your donation helps ensure and perpetuate the future of the beautiful Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary

The highlight of the tour are the mysterious and beautiful Eucalyptus Deglupta trees.

Seeing Is Believing

Rain or Shine

Call Today - (808) 742-8853

Request Dates & Times by Email : PaintedTreesHawaii@Gmail.Com

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Employees may sign up to volunteer at the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary. Each company offers the employees matching funds for time giving back to the community. At the end of the fiscal year employees may opt to receive a check or write-off their time as a charitible contribution.

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Google Map and Directions to the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary

Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation
73-1865 Hao Street
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(877) 888-6111 Headquarters

Tour Donation: $55.00 per person - $25.00 Children Under Twelve Years

We Accept All Major Credit Cards

Note: We do not accept checks - Credit Card or Cash

For guided tours please call (808) 742-8853

Our Painted Trees of Hawaii Tours are by appointment only.

Tours must be arranged first by phone.

Once the date and time are established, tour details and a payment receipt will be sent to you by email.

We provide guided tours from one person up to a maximum of forty (40) people per tour session.

We can accomodate a maximum of forty people per tour - The 40 person tour group will be split into two groups of 20.

Tour Notes:

The tour paths are all natural.

Good footwear should be worn.

Bamboo Walking Sticks are provided.

Each person must sign a liability release form before the tour begins

There are no handicap facilities available on the property.

Please consider bringing an umbrella. We have a limited number of umbrellas.

No Alcohol or Smoking Allowed Anywhere On The Property

Timeline: Tours average 2 Hours

Painted Trees of Hawaii Guided Nature Tour

73-1865 Hao Street, Kailua-Kona Hawaii 96740

We are located in the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary.

This privately-owned nature preserve, located on seventy acres, is owned by Professor Norman Bezona.

This magical forest offers the most rare and exotic tree species found anywhere on Earth.

During the guided tour you will be able to see and touch the beautiful Eucalyptus Deglupta trees.

Once you see a Eucalyptus Deglupta trees in-person it is a memory you will never forget.

The mission of our tours is to instill a sense of purpose and urgency; to preserve nature and life on this planet.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely, Kelly Dunn - CEO/Founder - Painted Trees of Hawaii

We are a 509 (a)(2) Educational Hawaiian Non Profit Foundation

The IRS created the 509(a)(2) as a subcategory of 501 (3)(C). The 509 (a)(2) is an exclusion generally available for organizations that receive few gifts or grants, but which normally receive their support from fees for services such as admissions or sales of material supporting their exempt function.


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The Story...

Over the course of the past several months, photographer Kelly Dunn has returned time and again to the Big Island of Hawaii, camera in hand, preserving in time the unique painted trees of Hawaii.  The eucalyptus trees, particular to the Aloha State, reveal a stunning palette, as they naturally shed their bark.  No two trees share the same vibrant color pattern, and a stand of these island eucalyptus create a living rainbow.

While the iconic images will live forever, thanks to the creative eye of Mr. Dunn, a surprisingly deep appreciation of the beauty he witnessed transpired, calling upon Kelly to preserve the very trees themselves.  Moved into action, Kelly has joined the promotion of the Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation.

In  the past few decades, a good many of the trees have been cut down.  For a variety of reason, property development among them, the ever-decreasing population of the painted trees has raised some concern.  Mr Dunn felt something needed to be done to increase awareness and preserve these beautiful symbols of mother nature’s grandeur, or risk losing them altogether.  Enter the foundation.

An Eye and A Heart for Natural Beauty

The Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation was started as an effort to promote recognition and an appreciation of these natural beauties.  Kelly Dunn plans a lecture tour, as well as a series of gallery shows of his collection of images, and many fundraisers.  As the self-appointed steward of the painted trees of Hawaii, Kelly is leading the charge to increase the population of Painted Eucalyptus by setting aside an acre of his island property for the sole purpose of propagation of the species. 

Kelly’s personal property is located in the ideal environment for these seedlings to thrive. At the southern tip of the Hawaiian Islands, Kelly’s property will serve as a forest one day, as well as a nursery for tree seedlings which will be donated to landowners on the Big Island.  Confident in the growing conditions and location of his property, Kelly Dunn is hopeful that other landowners will be encouraged to do likewise, and preserve the painted trees of Hawaii.

Our Shared Responsibility

For those who have experienced first-hand the natural beauty of the pink-sand beaches, hiked to Diamond Head, or simply sat in the stillness  Pikake-scented breezes enchant, Hawaii is a part of your soul.  These treasures, as well as the painted trees of Hawaii, are deeply rooted in the heritage of the islands. Like Kelly, you probably feel a sense of duty to preserve these treasures for millennia. 

For those who've yet to visit the Aloha state firsthand, you realize the intrinsic connection the painted trees of Hawaii have to every living thing.  We are all stewards, called upon to safeguard the natural mosaic of our world, so that generations from now, our descendants will look back and say “well done”, as they, too, experience the beauty and wonder of nature at her finest. 

For, as noted conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club once stated,
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

What Can You Do?

In order that future generations may come to admire-and cherish-the impressive natural beauty of Hawaii’s painted eucalyptus, Kelly Dunn is encouraging others to get involved.  The need to “get the word out” is great.  Through education and continued proliferation of the seedlings, saving the painted trees of Hawaii is possible. 

For those who are interested in becoming involved, contact Kelly at (877) 888-6111.  If you would like to make a donation and plant a seedling in your name, there are details on the website.  No act is too small, and your generosity will come back to you for generations to come. As Kelly Dunn reminds us, “The seeds we plant today will provide shade and beauty for many future generations.”.

Booking & Media Requests Please Contact:

Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation
74-5577 Palani Drive, #971
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745
Media @ PaintedTreesHawaii.Org
(877) 888-6111

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