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Thousands of Free Trees Were Given Away on Arbor Day

November 7, 2021, 6:56 AM HST
* Updated November 6, 6:57 PM
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  • Plants were given away during Arbor Day at Hawai’i Agriculture Research Center. Photo Courtesy: Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Plant giveaway on Arbor Day at Hawai’i Agriculture Research Center. Photo Courtesy: Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Thousands of trees were given away in Hawaiʻi on Arbor Day. Photo Courtesy: Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • People learned about how to care for plants during Arbor Day at Hawaiʻi Agriculture Research Center. Photo Courtesy: Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources

For more than 110 years, Hawaiʻi has recognized Arbor Day, a worldwide holiday dedicated to honoring, planting and enjoying the benefits of trees.

The Urban and Community Forestry Program, Kaulunani, and their partners continued the annual tradition by planting and distributing trees this Arbor Day, on Nov. 6.   

Housed within the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Kaulunani has supported 106 projects that have distributed 110,226 trees across the state, since its inception in 1993.

This year, thousands of trees were given away through partnerships on Oʻahu with the Mālama Learning Center, Trees for Honolulu’s Future, Ke Kula Nui O Waimānalo; on Maui with the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens; and on Kauaʻi with the Garden Island Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.  

One-gallon pots of different plants were distributed.

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