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DLNR celebrates Arbor Day (Nov. 5)

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Celebrate Arbor Day and “go green” by purchasing and planting a native plant from the Arbor Day plant sale Friday, Nov. 5 at Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife nurseries on the Big Island.

Plant sales will include native and non-native plants raised at DOFAW nurseries that are popular with gardeners and landscapers.

Proceeds will support nursery operations and forest management.

Both Big Island plant sales are 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

* In Hilo, at the DOFAW baseyard at 19 E. Kawili St. (corner of Kawili Stree and Kilauea Avenue). Call 974-4221.

* In Waimea, at the DOFAW office at 66-1220A Lalamilo Road. Call 887-6061.

A few of the native species available are koa, koaia, ohia, hame, koko (hibiscus), alahee and loulu. A few of the non-native species that will be available are puakenikeni, Loblolly/Sugi pines, ohiaai and Podocarpus.

Costs will range from $1 each for dibble tube seedlings to $15 each for 3-gallon pots. Cash only. No limits on quantities purchased.

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