O‘ahu 2014 Arbor Day Events


Saturday, November 8
Hawaiian Electric Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Come early for the best choice of free fruit treesHawaiian Electric and its partners will give away 2,700 trees and shrubs on Saturday, November 8, at six locations across the island. Please take note of the new urban Honolulu giveaway location listed below, which replaces the Hawaiian Electric Ward Avenue site.
At each giveaway location you can select from a variety of favorites, as well as some new offerings. Be sure to arrive early to get your first choice from fruit trees, spice plants, flowering shrubs, and native plants. Featured for the first time are Brazilian cherry, bridal bouquet plumeria, brown turkey fig, dwarf tiare, Lebronnecia, Thai chili pepper, and violet tree. 

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.


Fig tree, brown turkey fig


Star fruit


Koki'o 'ula 'ula

Plumeria, bridal bouquet

Tahitian lime

Bay leaf



Thai chili pepper

Brazilian cherry


Pua kenikeni

Tiare, dwarf


Meyer lemon

Red sealing wax palm

Violet tree

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

Pick up your free tree or shrub at the locations and times shown below. Plan to arrive early to avoid going home empty-handed.

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

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

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


Hawaiian Electric Koolau 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


Bring the whole family to select your free treeThe U.H. Urban Garden Center and Waimea Valley will also be holding plant sales.




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