DLNR NEWS RELEASE: State native plant nurseries celebrate Arbor Day with plant sales

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU — In celebration of Arbor Day in Hawaii on November 4, the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) invites native plant enthusiasts to plant sales and giveaways happening across the state this weekend.  DOFAW plant nurseries on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi island will be offering a variety of native plants to encourage their use in home gardening and landscaping. For details regarding each specific plant sale or giveaway, please see below:

KAUAʻI BASEYARD NURSERY

  • Date and time: Friday November 3, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: 4398 Pua Loke Street, Līhuʻe, HI 96766
  • Parking information: Parking lot behind the Department of Agriculture
  • Example selection of plants: ‘iIima, maile, ʻōhiʻa lehua, wiliwili, ‘akia, naupaka, pohinahina, ‘ūlei, māmaki, kokiʻo keʻo keʻo, and loulu. Two rare native hibiscus species will also be sold: kokiʻo ‘ula (Hibiscus kokiʻo saintjohnianus) and kokiʻo ‘ulaʻula (Hibiscus clayi). Puakenikeni trees will be given away for free.
  • Payment types to be accepted: Cash only
  • Contact number:  808-212-4495

OʻAHU BASEYARD NURSERY

  • Date and time: Friday November 3, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Address: 2135 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Parking instructions: People are advised to park along the lower roadway and parking area.
  • Plant pot sizes: 4” – 3 gallon pots
  • Prices: $4 – $100
  • Example selection of plants: koki‘o ke‘oke‘o (white hibiscus), maile, pāpala kēpau (Australasian catchbird tree), red ʻōhiʻa lehua, ʻaʻaliʻi, native grasses and sedges, pia, and noni
  • Payment types to be accepted: Cash or checks, no credit cards
  • Contact number: 808-973-9778

MAUI BASEYARD NURSERY

  • Date and time: Friday November 3, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Address: 685 Old Haleakala Highway, Kahului, HI 96732
  • Plant pot sizes: Small dibbles – 5 gallon pots
  • Prices: FREE (maximum 5 seedlings per person; any combination of species goes towards 5 count)
  • Example selection of plants: ʻakia, maile, ʻaʻaliʻi, milo, kou, naupaka, maiapilo
  • Contact number:  808-873-3980

KAMUELA STATE TREE NURSERY

  • Date and time: Friday November 3, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Address: 66-1220a Lalamilo Road, Kamuela, HI 96743
  • Plant pot sizes: Small dibbles – 2 gallon pots
  • Prices: $1-$11
  • Example selection of plants: Native, windbreak, timber, and landscape plants
  • Payment types that will be accepted: Cash only
  • Contact number: 808-887-6061

HILO BASEYARD NURSERY

  • Date and time: Friday November 3, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Address:19 E Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720
  • Payment types to be accepted: Cash only
  • Contact number: 808-430-9096

Our Arbor Day partners will also have plant sales and giveaways across the state; for more information please visit www.arbordayhawaii.org.

Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to choose from a wide selection of native plants at a reasonable cost, while supporting the important work DOFAW does in conserving our native forests and unique species, some of which are found nowhere else on earth.

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(Resources: credit DLNR)

 

Photographs (various DOFAW nursery plant sales):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gqlt51ch9kidu57/AAAuH35HGs0iIP8dW9bxZmAKa?dl=0

 

Media Contact:

Deborah Ward

DLNR Public information specialist

Phone: (808) 587-0320