Hawaii’s Lava Tree State Park

In the Puna area of the Big Island, you’ll find Lava Tree State Park. In this park you’ll find many examples of lava trees. What’s a lava tree, you ask? It’s the remnant of the tree that was once surrounded by lava. The moisture of the tree kept the lava from burning the tree and the lava creates a mold around the tree trunk.

Lava Tree Park is located off Pahoa-Pohoiki Road (Hwy 132) 2.7 miles Southeast of Pahoa on the East side of Hawaii’s Big Island. Here’s a neat YouTube video about lava trees:

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