Maui Arbor Day Event
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 am–12 pm
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway
In honor of Hawai‘i’s extraordinary native trees, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host its 15th annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway on Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to noon.
One thousand Hawaiian trees will be given away, and every person may take a free tree, regardless of age. The University of Hawai’i Cooperative Extension’s Maui Master Gardeners will help you find a tree or shrub that grows well in your residential area and meets your specific needs.
Hands-on cultural activities will allow everyone to try making traditional Hawaiian products from the leaves, bark, and fruit of native trees. Come learn how these trees were used to make tools, toys, household items and more in old Hawai‘i.
Conservation, cultural, and other community organizations will be celebrating Arbor Day at the Gardens, sharing information about their projects and how the public can take action regarding the important environmental issues we face here in Hawai‘i.
This event is sponsored by the Kaulunani Program of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the USDA Forest Service; the County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development; and Maui Electric Company.
Maui Arbor Day Plant Selection
A large selection of native and canoe plant trees and shrubs will be available, including:
‘A‘ali‘i Dodonaea viscosa
‘Alahe‘e Psydrax odorata
‘Ānapanapa Colubrina asiatica
Hala Pandanus tectorius
Hala pepe Chrysodracon auwahiensis
Hao Rauvolfia sandwicensis
Kamani Callophylum inophyllum
Koa Acacia koa
Koki‘o ke‘oke‘o Hibiscus arnottianus subsp. arnottianus
Koki‘o ‘ula‘ula Hibiscus kokio subsp. kokio
Koki‘o ‘ula‘ula Hibiscus kokio subsp. saintjohnnianus*
Kou Cordia subcordata
Nānū Gardenia brighamii*
‘Ohai Sesbania tomentosa*
ʻŌhiʻa ‘ai Syzygium sandwicensis
ʻŌhi‘a lehua Metrosideros polymorpha
Pōhinahina Vitex rotundifolia
Wauke Broussonetia papyrifera
Wiliwili Erythrina sandwicensis
Maui 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 www.mnbg.org, or call (808) 249-2798.