Hawai‘i Island 2016 Arbor Day Events, Nov. 5 & 6


Saturday November 5, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company Office
Hana Hou, Aloha ‘Aina, Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Tree Volunteers will help with questionsAloha kākou! Kua O Ka La Public Charter School, Ho‘oulu Lahui, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company, and Maku’u Farmers Market continue to join together in celebrating the 15th annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway.

This event is being held at the Hawai‘i Electric Light Company office, located at 1200 Kilauea Avenue, in Hilo.

The plants that will be given away, at the two sites (see below), one tree per family, are: milo, niu, kou, kokiʻo ke‘oke‘o, kukui, koʻokoʻolau, and māmaki. You will also receive information on planting a tree and siting it properly to avoid safety hazards and to provide cooling shade for your home.

The students at Kua O Ka La are propagating the trees, caring for them and compiling a newsletter to distribute with the trees. As a celebration of the 15th annual giveaway, there will be student demonstrations of kukui nut tops (hū), coconut sennit (aha), block printing, and koʻokoʻolau tea.

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Hawaii Island

Sunday, November 6
8 a.m.–11 a.m.

Maku‘u Farmers’ Market
Hana Hou, Aloha ‘Aina, Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Kua O Ka La Public Charter School will also be giving away trees at the Maku‘u Farmers’ Market, located at 15-2131 Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road, Pāhoa..




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