Hawaiian Sandalwood

Hawaiian Sandalwood

by Andrea Butje on November 12, 2012

As I mentioned in my last post on Sandalwood, two organizations–the United Plant Savers and the International Sandalwood Foundation–came together to organize a four-day Sandalwood Symposium. During the symposium, information was shared on species of Sandalwood from around the world, including Hawaiian Sandalwood. Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil has recently become available. I got interested when I smelled a sample of the essential oil distilled from Santalum […]

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Ethnobotany Course on the Big Island of Hawaii

by Andrea Butje on November 5, 2012

At the Sandalwood Symposium in Hawaii, I had the honor of talking with Kathleen Harrison and learning about her extraordinary work “preserving biodiversity, respecting natural ecosystems and traditions of ecological knowledge.” Kathleen Harrison is an ethnobotanist, and is especially interested in the relationship between people, plants and mushrooms. On her website, she says: “We appreciate, study, and educate others […]

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International Sandalwood Symposium, Hawaii

by Andrea Butje on October 30, 2012

Two extraordinary organizations, the United Plant Savers and the International Sandalwood Foundation, have joined to organize a four-day Sandalwood Symposium. The Sandalwood Symposium brought together a diverse international group dedicated to conserving the world’s Sandalwood trees. The International Sandalwood Foundation, formed seven years ago by Danica T. Harbaugh-Reynaud and Daniel Reynaud, is dedicated to research and conservation of Sandalwoods around the […]

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