Saturday, November 7th, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway
In honor of Hawai‘i’s extraordinary native trees, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host its annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway on Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
One thousand Hawaiian trees will be given away, and every attendee may take a free tree, regardless of age. Plant experts will help you find a tree that grows well in your area of residence and meets your specific needs.
This year's event will feature Hawaiian trees in motion! Discover the uses of wauke with members of the Maui Kapa Hui, learn to weave with the leaves of the hala tree, and make native flower lei with Nā Kamehameha Pā‘ū Parade riders. Don't miss free makahiki games for the whole family led Maui's Hawaiian immersion students.
Free demonstrations on proper tree care will be featured at the event. Conservation, cultural, and other community organizations will also be celebrating Arbor Day at the gardens, sharing information about their organizations and how the public can take action regarding the important environmental issues we face here in Hawai‘i.
This event is sponsored by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Electric Company, and Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
The following plants are being grown by Maui Nui Botanical Gardens for the giveaway. Additional plants species will be provided by Maui Electric.
‘A‘ali‘i Dodonaea viscosa
‘Ānapanapa Colubrina asiatica
Hala Pandanus tectorius
Hame Antidesma pulvinatum
Hau hele wai Hibiscus furcellatus
Hō‘awa Pittosporum hosmeri
Kamani Callophylum inophyllum
Koa Acacia koa
Koki‘a Kokia drynarioides
Koki‘o ke‘o ke‘o Hibiscus arnottianus ssp. arnottianus
Kokiʻo ʻula Hibiscus clayi
Koki‘o ‘ula‘ula Hibiscus kokio subsp. kokio
Ko‘oloa‘ula Abutilon menziesii
Kou Cordia subcordata
Kukui Aleurites moluccana
Lama Diospyros sandwicensis
Māmaki Pipturus albidus
Ma‘o Gossypium tomentosum
Milo Thespesia populnea
Naio Myoporum sandwicense
Nānū Gardenia brighamii
Noni Morinda citrifolia
‘Ohai Sesbania tomentosa
ʻŌhi‘a Lehua Metrosideros polymorpha
ʻŌhiʻa ‘ai Syzygium sandwicensis
Pōhinahina Vitex rotundifolia
Wauke Broussonetia papyrifera
Click for pictures: Native Plants, Exotic Plants, Fruit Trees
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue, across from the War Memorial Stadium, in Kahului. For more information, visit Maui Nui Botanical Gardens’ website at www.mnbg.org, or call (808) 249-2798.