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Hawai’i Electric Light, Partners Plan Arbor Day Giveaway

November 2, 2015, 4:30 PM HST
* Updated November 2, 4:31 PM
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On Saturday, Nov. 7, Hawai’i Electric Light will celebrate Arbor Day in partnership with Kua ‘O Ka La Public Charter School, Ho’oulu Lahui, and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program with an Arbor Day Tree Giveaway.

Trees, including ko‘oko‘olau, koki‘o ke‘oke‘o, kou, kukui, mamaki, ‘milo, and niu, will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or while supplies last at the Hawai’i Electric Light office on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.

Students from the PCS cared for the trees and compiled a newsletter to go with the distribution of the trees. Information on how to properly care for the plants will also be given, and on-site instructional care and information on cultural significance will also be accessible.

Organizations across the state have ramped up efforts to perpetuate native species with routinely organized educational events to distribute the native species to the community.

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