Hawaii’s ‘Coco’ palm named American Forests’ Ultimate Big Tree

'Coco' at the Hawea Heiau Complex in Hawaii Kai (Photo: DLNR)
'Coco' at the Hawea Heiau Complex in Hawaii Kai (Photo: DLNR)

Hawaii’s largest coconut palm has been named American Forests’ Ultimate Big Tree.

“Coco,” a towering coconut palm tree at the Hawea Heiau Complex in Hawaii Kai, went through four rounds of competition in the Big Tree Madness.

On Friday, she defeated “Big Sassy Bassy,” a white basswood from Missouri, to win the finals.

American Forests is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country. The organization advocates for the protection and expansion of America’s forests.

Since 1990, American Forests has planted more than 45 million trees.

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