Maui 2014 Arbor Day Event


Saturday, November 1
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway

Trees will be given away at Maui Nui Botanical GardensTo celebrate Hawaii’s unique native trees, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will be hosting the 11th annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

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 event is sponsored by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Electric, and Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

Free demonstrations on proper tree care and water-saving techniques 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.

Great food and drinks, gifts, and additional native plants will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the gardens.

The following plants will be given away:

'A'ali'i Dodonaea viscosa
'Ākia Wikstroemia uva-ursi
Alahe‘e Psydrax odorata
Hala Pandanus tectorius
Halapepe Pleomele auwahiensis
Hame Antidesma pulvinatum
Kamani Calophyllum inophyllum
Keahi Sideroxylon polynesicum
Koa Acacia koa
Koaia Acacia koa var. koaia
Koki'o 'ula'ula Hibiscus kokio subsp. kokio
Kou Cordia subcordata
Kukui  Aleurites moluccana


Mamaki Pipturus albidus)
Ma‘o Gossypium tomentosum
Milo Thespesia populnea
Naio Myoporum sandwicense
‘Ōhai Sesbania tomentosa
‘Ohe makai Polyscias sandwicensis
ʻŌhiʻa 'ai Syzygium malaccense
ʻŌhi'a lehua Metrosideros polymorpha
Palapalai Microlepia strigosa
‘Ūlei Osteomeles anthyllidifolia
‘Uki’uki Dianella sandwicensis
Wauke Broussonetia papyrifera


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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