Saturday, November 7
Hawaiian Electric Arbor Day Tree Giveaway
Hawaiian Electric and its partners will give away 3,000 trees and shrubs on Saturday, November 7, at six locations across the island.
At each giveaway location you can select from popular fruit or spice trees, flowering shrubs, and native plants. Featured for the first time are powderpuff trees and gardenia ‘Heaven Scent’, ‘ilima, and parsley panax shrubs.
Certified arborists and volunteers from Hawaiian Electric, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, U.H. Urban Garden Center, Wahiawā Botanical Garden, and Waimea Valley will be on hand to answer your questions about growing plants.
They’ll also provide you with information on planting the right tree in the right place to cool your home and minimize safety hazards.
The following trees and shrubs will be given away one plant per family, while supplies last.
‘A‘ali‘i Dodonaea viscosa
Areca palm Dypsis lutescens
Brazilian cherry Eugenia brasiliensis
Calamondin Citrus madurensis
Curry leaf tree Murraya koenigii
Fig tree Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey Fig'
Gardenia Gardenia augusta 'Heaven Scent'
‘Ilima Sida fallax
Koki'o ke'oke'o Hibiscus arnottianus
Kulu'ī Nototrichium sandwicense
Ma‘o hau hele Hibiscus brackenridgei
Meyer lemon Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer'
Nānū Gardenia brighamii
Parsley panax Polyscias fruticosa
Plumeria, bridal bouquet Plumeria pudica
Powderpuff tree Calliandra haematocephala
Pua kenikeni Fagraea berteroana
Red sealing wax palm Cyrtostachys renda
Star fruit Averrhoa carambola
Tahitian lime Citrus latifolia
Click for pictures: Native Plants, Exotic Plants, Fruit Trees
Pick up your free tree or shrub at the locations and times shown below. Be sure to arrive early to avoid going home empty-handed.
The U.H. Urban Garden Center (pictured below) and Waimea Valley will also be holding plant sales.