HONOLULU (KHON2) — A group of kids are raising awareness about the importance of trees to Hawaii. 

Thanks to the Punahou Sustainability Club, Gov. Ige signed a proclamation designating April 2021 as Tree Awareness Month.

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According to the Outdoor Circle, an environmental non-profit, too many healthy trees are being cut down for new developments. 

The students say trees have a number of benefits including keeping Hawaii cool.