O‘ahu 2015 Arbor Day Events


Saturday, November 7
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 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.

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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