O‘ahu Arbor Day Events
Saturday, November 2, 2019, starting at 9 a.m.
Arbor Day Tree Giveaways and Arbor Day Honolulu Festival!
Pick up a free tree or shrub at the 26th annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Saturday, November 2nd, at 9 a.m., at five locations across O‘ahu. You’ll be able to select from ever-popular fruit trees, beautiful flowering shrubs, and prized native plants.
Interested in being a volunteer? Sign up today!
Five Locations on Oahu
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9 a.m.
The Arbor Day tree giveaway will take place at these five sites. All giveaway sites will open at 9 a.m. The Honolulu site will be hosting the First Annual Arbor Day Hawai‘i Festival!
Foster Botanical Garden
180 N Vineyard Blvd
U.H. Urban Garden Center
955 Kamehameha Highway
Kailua United Methodist Church
1110 Kailua Road
Wahiawā Botanical Garden
1396 California Avenue
Waimea Valley Center
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy.
Certified arborists and volunteers from Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, U.H. Urban Garden Center, Foster Botanical Garden, Wahiawā Botanical Garden, and Waimea Valley will be on hand to help you select the right plant for the right place.
Be sure to take home a free tree-planting guide to help you site trees and shrubs properly to maximize their cooling shade, while avoiding potential safety hazards.
O‘ahu Arbor Day 2019 Plant Selection*
The following trees and shrubs will be given away (one plant per family), while supplies last:
Sour Sop | Annona muricata
Macadamia nut | Macadamia integrifolia
Ulu | Artocarpus altilis
Tangerine | Citrus tangerina
ʻŌhiʻa ʻAi “Mountain Apple”
Ohai | Sesbania tomentosa
ʻilima kū kula | Sida fallax (shrub form)
Kokiʻo keʻokeʻo | Hibiscus arnottianus subsp. punaluuensis
Ko’oloa ‘ula | Abutilon menziesii
A`ali`i | Dodonea viscosa
kokiʻo ‘ula ‘ula | Hibiscus kokio
Milo | Thespesia populnea
Kukui | Aleurites moluccana
Other Trees/ Shrubs
Gardenia jasmine | Gardenia jasminoides
Schaueria | Schaueria calycothrica
Plumeria ‘Bridal bouquet’
Olena | Cucurma longa
Lip stick plant | Bixa orellana
*subject to change
Want to start the fun early?
Friday, November 1st @ UH Manoa
Saturday, November 2nd will be the second annual
We are actively seeking community groups, businesses and organizations that would like to get involved!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, volunteer, vendor, or educational partner, please send organizers an email here.
The 2019 Oʻahu Arbor Day giveaways are presented with support by the Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Program, US Forest Service, Hawai’i State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, City & County of Honolulu, Oʻahu Urban Garden Ohana, Aloha Arborist Association, University of Hawai’i Master Gardener Program, and Smart Trees Pacific.