Maui 2015 Arbor Day Event


Saturday, November 7th, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway

Trees will be given away at Maui Nui Botanical GardensIn 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

Kids get a tree at Arbor Day HawaiiMaui 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, or call (808) 249-2798.



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