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Thread: This old fallen tree did not go to waste!

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    Default This old fallen tree did not go to waste!

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    Mahalo for posting the video Ahnko! What a thrill to own one of those ukuleles made from that tree. That is what you shoud do with that Koa wood you have!!! This is a sign!!!

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    I saw that tree when I was over there at Bart's....

    Maybe the video does, but the article doesn't mention that the tree is Cuban mahogany, which makes it a lot rarer...

    And, it had some nice fiddleback running through it...

    Apparently there's a lot of Cuban Mahogany growing around the streets of Honolulu, planted all those years ago...
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    That is too cool.. If you hadn't watched the video on the link yet, do so.. I would really love to have one of the Ukes made from that tree..
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    Mahalo Ahnko Honu,
    Auwe, missed that one....on the news last night!!!
    MM Stan...

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    Just watched the video....
    Yep, one little mention that it's Cuban...

    I think this is the tree...
    Lots 'o ukes in there...

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    Did you guys get a chance to click the link for second video? Looks like they cloned the tree and grafted onto young saplings to preserve this tree's genetics. These saplings are being plated in various areas of Honolulu. http://www.kitv.com/video/25204320/detail.html
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    That's really cool. Did anyone else notice the school name, though? Bishop Estate Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha? Isn't that the catch phrase from that Dragonball show?

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    Cool story, I caught it this morning on KITV's website. Kamehameha is the name of the first king and royal family of Hawai'i.

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