1000 Tree Giveaway to be held in Manoa April 24
The Manoa Branch of the Outdoor Circle and Malama Manoa will host the “1,000 TREE GIVEAWAY” on Sunday, April 24 at Manoa Valley District Park Pavilion. More than 1,000 trees and plants will be given away, free of charge, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For information call 222-5235.
Why give away 1,000 trees? “Our urban forest is diminishing day by day,” said Dr. Jeremy Lam, chair of the event. “We hope the community will join us in this small step to increase the shade, diminish the glare, and make our island healthier and more beautiful.”
Attendees will be given a choice from dozens of fruit, shade, and endemic trees including kukui nut, mountain apple, coconut, kamani nut, plumeria, sea grape, hau, monkey pod, papaya and avocado trees; as well as monstera, spider lilies, taro, aloe, valentine vines, staghorn ferns, dracaena and grape ivy—and more!
Arborists will be on hand to answer questions and give advice on the care and planting of trees. Boy Scouts from Troop One will assist with loading.
A few more benefits trees bring to urban areas:
The Manoa Branch of the Outdoor Circle was formed in 2014 and works to keep Hawaii clean, green and beautiful. Malama Manoa was founded in January 1992. Its mission is to promote community; to celebrate our cultural diversity and heritage; and to preserve, protect and enhance the special qualities of historic Manoa Valley. Both have websites: outdoorcircle.org and malamamanoa.org.
By: Jeremy Lam, President, Manoa Outdoor Circle
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