Kaua‘i 2014 Arbor Day Event

 

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Kukui Grove, Kaua`i Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Everyone has fun at Arbor Day HawaiiOn Saturday, November 1, the annual free tree giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until all plants are given away). It is sponsored by the Kauai Landscaping Industry Council and Garden Island Resource and Conservation & Development, Inc. The event is held at Kukui Grove in the parking lot behind K-Mart.

There will be over 1,000 plants at this year’s giveaway. We will feature a variety of non-invasive and native species, such as: alahe`e, munroidendron, native hibiscus species, and `ōhi`a lehua, Hawaiian `awa, and hala. There will also be free compost available, educational giveaways, and a booth to get questions answered by plant experts.

The educational booths are sponsored by many of the island’s local conservation groups. By “talking story” with these educators, you can earn stamps that will entitle you to additional free trees. Be sure to come early! The event closes when all of the trees have been given away.

Mahalo to Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program (a division of DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife and the USDA Forest Service), Garden Island Resource Conservation & Development, Inc., Kaua`i Landscaping Industry Council, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kaua`i Invasive Species Committee, The Kaua`i Outdoor Circle, Kaua`i Nursery & Landscaping, Alaka`i Landscaping, No Ka ‘Oi Landscaping, A&B Inc., Starbucks, and many others.

For more information please e-mail amanda@plantpono.org.

 

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

 

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