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The Two Trees of Molokai

The north shore of Molokai is a veritable Hawaiian Garden of Eden overflowing with lush, tropical plants and flowers, waterfalls, tropical birds and hidden beaches. Two kinds of trees, the kiawe and ohia lehua. (Source) The kiawe tree, growing in the drier regions of Molokai, is so efficient at extracting moisture from soil that it can kill nearby plants

Explore the 5 Biomes: Forest

The forest biome first began to appear on Earth 420 million years ago, and the first forests were dominated by 40-foot-tall ferns! In the last age of the dinosaurs, the Cretaceous Period, the first flowering plants appeared. Today, forests cover 1/3 of the Earth and come in three climates: Tropical, temperate and boreal (cool and cold