O‘ahu 2016 Arbor Day Events


Saturday, November 5
Hawaiian Electric Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Oahu Arbor day eventsHawaiian Electric and its partners will give away 3,000 trees and shrubs on Saturday, November 5, at six locations across O‘ahu.

At each giveaway location you can select from popular fruit or spice trees, flowering shrubs, and native plants. Featured for the first time are dwarf bottle brush, gardenia Kula, hanging red hibiscus, ‘ilima Kula, māmaki, miracle berry, tea, and white Kadota fig.

Our partners, including 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 a tree and siting it properly to avoid safety hazards and to provide cooling shade for your home.

The following trees and shrubs will be given away one plant per family, while supplies last.

The following trees and shrubs will be given away one plant per family, while supplies last.

Areca palm Dypsis lutescens
Calamondin Citrus madurensis
Confederate rose Hibiscus mutabilis
Dwarf bottle brush Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
Fig tree Ficus carica 'Kadota'
Gardenia Kula Gardenia tubifera 'Kula'
Hanging red hibiscus Hibiscus schizopetalus
Hawaiian chili pepper Capsicum annuum
'Ilima Kula Sida fallax
Kou, true kou Cordia subcordata

Māmaki Pipturus albidus
Meyer lemon Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer'
Miracle berry Synsepalum dulcificum
Nānū Gardenia brighamii
'Ōhai ali'i Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Plumeria, bridal bouquet Plumeria pudica
Pua kenikeni Fagraea berteroana
Tahitian lime Citrus latifolia
Tea Camellia sinensis
Tiare Gardenia taitensis

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

Note these Arbor Day giveaway locations and times, and plan to line up early.

Hawaiian Electric Kahe Power Plant – 7 a.m.
92-200 Farrington Highway

Pearl City:
U.H. Urban Garden Center – 7 a.m.
955 Kamehameha Highway

McKinley High/Community School for Adults – 7 a.m.
634 Pensacola Street


Hawaiian Electric Ko‘olau Base Yard – 7 a.m.
1387 Ulupii Street

Wahiawā Botanical Garden – 9 a.m.
1396 California Avenue

Waimea Valley – 9 a.m.
59-864 Kamehameha Highway

The U.H. Urban Garden Center (pictured below) and Waimea Valley will also be holding plant sales.


Uban Garden Center volunteers help at Arbor Day Hawaii




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