Hawaii’s largest coconut palm advances in contest


American Forests’ Big Tree Madness pits the biggest of the big against each other in a three-week competition to determine who will be crowned this year’s Ultimate Big Tree. “Coco,” a towering 112-foot-tall coconut palm at the Hawae Heiau complex in Hawaii Kai on Oahu, has advanced to the contest’s final four, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The public can vote for Coco online Thursday at facebook.com/AmericanForests.

Coco is already on the National Register of Big Trees, DLNR said.