2020 Maui Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
November 4th to November 7th
(An Extended Event with Many Activities)

The Arbor Day Garden Expo & Tree Giveaway
is an extended event in 2020!

In partnership with Hawaiian Electric Company and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals will host tree and plant care lectures and webinars, local nursery open house, and a giveaway of more than 1,000 Hawaiian trees.

Wednesday, November 4th – Friday, November 6th

Learn about residential tree care and speak with the experts about everything trees and plants.

Nurserymen, Please CLICK to Download the Open House Application

Arbor Day Garden Expo 2020 Presentation Schedule

Presentations will be virtual. Check this site often for links.

Wednesday November 4

9:00 AM – Proper Planting Techniques For Trees & Shrubs – Hannah Lutgen, Landscape Extension Agent, CTAHR
2:00 PM – Basic Propagation Techniques for Home & Nurseries – Allison Wright, Nursery Manager, Island Plant Company

Thursday November 5

9:00 AM – Proper Coconut Trimming Techniques – Tyler Hoene, Coconut Kuleana
11:00 AM – Seed Starting & Seed Storage for Native Plants – Cathy Davenport, Seed Storage Technician, MNBG & Chris d’Azella, Garden & Nursery Manager MNBG

Friday November 6

9:00 AM – Propagation & Care of Peperomia mauiensis, Maui’s Native Peperomia – Dr. Orville Baldos, CTAHR
11:00 AM – Basic Tree Pruning – David Alvarez, Maui ArborScapes
3:00 PM – Nutsedge Suppression – Trial Results Unveiling – Hannah Lutgen, Landscape Extension Agent, CTAHR

Get advice on which tree is right for your area of residence and choose your ticket online for a free native tree to be distributed on Saturday, November 7th. Free trees are one per e-mail address, any age.

Saturday, November 7, 9 am to 4 pm

Tour local nurseries on Saturday, November 7th for the plant sale open house.

Bring your new plant knowledge and free ticket to our socially distanced, drive-through native Hawaiian tree giveaway at the War Memorial Gym Parking Lot sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company.

Reserve your tree and pickup time here. You will be redirected to mnbg.org.

In 2019 we had a HUGE line waiting for the gates to open for our 1000 tree giveaway!!!

…and Maui County Mayor Victorino was there to shake everyone’s hand as they entered