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Maui Now ‘Ohana: Cut Down Your Own Maui Christmas Tree

November 29, 2015, 1:00 PM HST
* Updated November 30, 5:07 PM
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Photo courtesy of Matt Wordeman, President of Friends of Haleakalā.

Photo courtesy of Matt Wordeman, President of Friends of Haleakalā.

Each year, Friends of Haleakala, Haleakala National Park and the Haleakala Ranch partner up to provide Christmas trees to the community while simultaneously helping to preserve native species on Haleakala.

It’s a great family activity and one that could become a Christmas tradition. The annual Pu’unianiau alien-pine pull is set for December 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This event helps control the spread of these alien pines by cutting or pulling trees on Pu’unianiau. The invasive pines are located just outside the park entrance on Haleakala Ranch property, but could spread easily across the park boundary and become destructive to native forests and species.

The Friends of Haleakala organization asks you to wear closed-toe shoes, bring rain gear and sun protection, water, gloves and a handsaw. (If you don’t have your own saw, there will be some that you can borrow, along with gloves.) No power tools are allowed. Arrive anytime between 9 and noon at the pullout about a quarter mile before the park entry gate.

If you plan to bring a group, such as a scout troop or class, please contact [email protected] ahead of time.

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Established in 1968, Kula Botanical Garden is one of the largest growers of Christmas trees in the state of Hawaii. Each year, Helen and Warren McCord plant, prune, and harvest a new crop of fragrant Monterey Pine Christmas Trees. The garden is an entirely family owned and operated business. 

Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 8.34.52 PMTrees are available in sizes ranging from 3 feet to 18 feet high. Also available are holiday wreaths, centerpieces and cut-greens. Fire-retardant and Artificial Coloring, which is recommended for outdoor displays, is available at an additional cost.
 
Christmas trees are available during the holiday season. This year they are selling trees December 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th  and 13th between 9am – 4pm. Staff will help clean and load the tree onto your vehicle during the sale.
 
If you are looking for an over-sized tree for your local business. Call the garden for pricing and to pre-order your tree.
 
Please enquire at (808) 878-1715 or click HERE for a link to their website.
 
  
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