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Arbor Day tree giveaway in Hilo Saturday (Nov 5)

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at its office at 1200 Kilauea Avenue in Hilo from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or while supplies last.

The annual event is a partnership with Kua ‘O Ka La Public Charter School, Ho‘oulu Lahui, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, and Hawai‘i Electric Light. To help perpetuate native species, a variety of organizations across the state routinely organize educational events to distribute native trees and shrubs to the community. Trees to be given away this year include ‘ōhi‘a, koa, puhala, lama, niu, kou, and kukui.

Kua ‘O Ka La students care for the trees and compile a newsletter to distribute with the trees. Information on how to properly plant, site, and care for the tree also is distributed. Students and instructors will be available to educate the public on how to care for their trees and explain the cultural significance of the native plants.

For more information, contact Kenyan Beals at (808) 969-0137.

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