DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARBULLETIN.COM
More than 300 students, volunteers, Air Force members, company employees and other community members planted more than 50 native Hawaiian trees and other plants yesterday at Aloha 'Aina Park at Hickam Air Force Base in recognition of Arbor Day and the inclusion of Hickam in the Tree City USA national program. Hickam Elementary School students ranging from preschool to fifth grade planted trees precious to Hawaii's landscape, such as koa, kokio, kamani, naio and lama. All labor and trees were donated by the community. Preschoolers Clara Lacy, left, Sasha Martinez, Brandon Geray, teacher Barbara Lear, Nathan Hale, Emily Hale (partially hidden in back), Jack Balda and Staff Sgt. Alex Sotak helped plant a koa.