Hawaiian Electric giving away trees, shrubs for Arbor Day

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Arbor Day is celebrated in Hawaii on the first Friday in November.

It was first established in 1905 by Territorial Governor Carter, who proposed that all public schools commemorate the day by planting trees and shrubs on school grounds.

More than a century later, environmentally conscious organization across the nation continue to observe Arbor Day, giving away trees and shrubs, and providing guidance on planting them.

In celebration of Arbor Day, Hawaiian Electric and its community partners will be giving away popular trees and shrubs on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the following locations:

Waianae: Hawaiian Electric Kahe Power Plant at 7 a.m.
Pearl City: Urban Garden Center at 7 a.m.
Honolulul: McKinley High/Community School for Adults at 7 a.m.
Kailua: Hawaiian Electric Koolau Base Yard at 7 a.m.
Wahiawa: Wahiawa Botanical Garden at 9 a.m.
Haleiwa: Waimea Valley at 9 a.m.

The Arbor Day event and Hawaiian Electric's donation this year of $15,000 to the University of Hawaii's Urban Garden Center for the plants are part of the 125 Acts of Aloha that commemorates the company's 125th anniversary.