Hawai‘i Island 2015 Arbor Day Events


Friday, Saturday, Sunday | November 6, 7, and 8

Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Arbor Day Celebration, Tree Giveaway, and
Woodworking 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 6, 7, and 8. Activities include woodworkers making poi boards, experts providing 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. Note: The South Kona Green Market meets Sundays in the lower parking lot. Therefore, on Sunday please park in the grass lot above the visitor center to pick up your tree.

At 1 p.m. on November 6, 7, and 8, 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:

Alahe’e  Psydrax odorata 
Hala  Pandanus tectorius
Hapapepe  Pleomele hawaiiensis
Hau  Hibiscus tiliaceous
Kamani Calophyllum inophyllum
Koa  Acacia koa
Koki'o ke'oke'o Hibiscus waimeae

Kou Cordia subcordata
Kukui Aleurites moluccana
Mānele  Sapindus saponaria
Ma'o hau hele Hibiscus brackenridgei
Milo  Thespesia populnea
ʻŌhiʻa  Metrosideros polymorpha
'Ōhi'a 'ai Syzygium sandwicensis

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

Click for pictures: Native Plants, Exotic Plants, Fruit Trees

Saturday, November 7

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company Office
Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Aloha 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 14th annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway.

This event is being held on Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Hawai‘i Electric Light Company office at 1200 Kilauea Avenue, in Hilo. The 600 trees that will be given away, at the two sites, one tree per family, are: milo, niu, kou, kokiʻo ke‘oke‘o, kukui, koʻokoʻolau, and mamaki.

The students at Kua O Ka La are propagating the trees, caring for them, and compiling a newsletter to distribute with the trees. You will also receive information to help you to properly site, plant, and care for your tree.

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Hawaii IslandSunday, November 8

Maku‘u Farmers’ Market
Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Kua O Ka La Public Charter School will also be giving away trees at the Maku‘u Farmers’ Market, 15-2131 Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road, Pāhoa, on Sunday, November 8, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.




Click for pictures: Native Plants, Exotic Plants, Fruit Trees




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