Hawai‘i Island 2014 Arbor Day Events


Friday, Saturday, Sunday
November 7, 8, and 9

Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Arbor Day Celebration, Tree Giveaway, and
Wood-Working Demonstration

Tree Volunteers will help with questionsA three-day celebration of Arbor Day will take place at the visitor center at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook, on November 7-9. Activities include woodworkers making poi boards, expert advice, and a giveaway of 500 native trees. The Arbor Day event is supported by a grant from the DLNR Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program. 

Trees will be given away (one per person) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on all three days, while the supply lasts. The trees will be rationed so that there are trees to give away each day. Please park in the grass lot above the visitor center on Sunday to pick up your tree. The South Kona Green Market meets Sundays in the lower lot.

At 1 p.m. on November 7, 8, and 9, visitors can join Arbor Day guided tours of the botanical garden. The focus of the tours will be how to select, plant, and care for trees. Visitors must pay regular garden admission for the tour. All participants in the tour will be offered a free tree at the end of the tour. 

On all three days, woodworkers will be at the garden making poi boards and other objects from wood. Visitors are welcome to look on, take pictures, and ask questions. The woodworkers will be on site from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

The following trees will be given away:

Hau Hibiscus tiliaceous

Ma'o hau hele Hibiscus brackenridgei

Koa Acacia koa

Milo Thespesia populnea

Kamani Calophyllum inophyllum

Mānele Sapindus saponaria

Koki'o ke'oke'o Hibiscus waimeae

Hō'awa Pittosporum hosmeri

Kou Cordia subcordata

'Ōhi'a 'ai Syzygium sandwicensis

Kukui Aleurites moluccana

Hapapepe Pleomele hawaiiensis

ʻŌhiʻa Metrosideros polymorpha

Laʻamia Crescentia cujete (non-native)

For more information go to www.bishopmuseum.org/greenwell or call 323-3318.

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