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Free plants to be given away during Arbor Day

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Outrigger Enterprise Group will celebrate this Arbor Day with a free family event and plant giveaway.

Hundreds of Hawaiian plants will be handed out during the annual Kumulaau Arbor Day Celebration on Oahu and the Big Island. 

Among the free native plants are a limited number of ti and hibiscus plants.

The plant giveaways are an extension of the hotel's efforts to preserve and promote Hawaii's natural environment.

"Hawaiians used many plants in their daily lives, for shelter, clothing, tools, medicinae, sailing and more," said Kimberly Agas, Outrigger vice-president of operation.  "We hope to share the cultural significance of these native plants with our guests as part of their Hawaii experience."

The event has become a popular activity for guests, visitors and residents interested in learning about Hawaiian plants and the importance of protecting the island's unique environment.

The celebration is slated for November 6-7 in Waikiki at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

On the Big Island, the celebration will be held in Kona at the Keauhou Beach Resort from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Participants can enjoy a variety of exhibits and activities, including lei making.

Native plants will be given away while supplies last.


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