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1,000 Hawaiian Trees Being Given Away

October 31, 2011, 9:12 AM HST
* Updated October 31, 12:12 PM
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Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Sonia Isotov

In celebration of Arbor Day 2011, Saturday, November 5, The Maui Nui Botanical Garden will host a giveaway of 1,000 Hawaiian trees, free to anyone willing and able to care for them.

The Maui Nui Botanical Garden (MNBG) is partnering with Kaulunani, Maui Electric Company, and the County of Maui Department of Water Supply to give the trees away and to host an event that will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Attendees can take a a free guided tour of the gardens, experience Hawaiian makahiki games, ask questions at the free planting and pruning demonstrations, and refreshments will be available. Admission is free and there is also free parking.

The mission of the MNBG is to foster appreciation and understanding of Maui Nui’s plants and their role in Hawaiian cultural expression by providing a gathering place for discovery, education, and  conservation. In partnership with the Department of Water Supply, Office of  Economic Development, and the Parks and Recreation Department, MNBG incorporates water conservation techniques like xeriscaping, and provides a place where  people can learn about money saving water conservation methods.

The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului across from War Memorial Stadium parking lot. For more information, go to http://www.mnbg.org or call (808) 249-2798.

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