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


Proper Planting Techniques For Trees & Shrubs – Hannah Lutgen, Landscape Extension Agent, CTAHR

Basic Propagation Techniques for Home & Nurseries – Allison Wright, Nursery Manager,
Island Plant Company

Seed Starting & Seed Storage for Native Plants – Cathy Davenport, Seed Storage Technician, MNBG &
Chris d’Azella, Garden & Nursery Manager MNBG

Meet The Trees – Growing Requirements For This Year’s Arbor Day Giveaway Trees – Vanessa Scott and
Malia Reghi, MNBG Interns

Propagation & Care of Peperomia mauiensis, Maui’s Native Peperomia – Dr. Orville Baldos, CTAHR

“Basic Irrigation Repair for Home – Kevin Gavagan & Max Bolor, Four Seasons Resort Maui

Nutsedge Suppression – Trial Results Unveiling – Hannah Lutgen, Landscape Extension Agent, CTAHR

Saturday, November 7 (throughout the day) Nursery Open House

Discover your neighborhood plant nurseries! Fill your garden with fun plants, from waterlilies to fruit trees, when you visit these nurseries and more throughout Maui on Saturday, November 7 for special deals! Follow the “Nursery Open House” signs.

Participating nurseries include:
Maui Green Nursery – Azteca Nursery – North Shore Tropicals – Aloha Honua


Saturday, November 7, 9 am to 4 pm

The annual 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway will be a socially-distanced, drive-through event. The tree list can be found HERE. Trees are limited to one per email address and must be reserved online. To reduce traffic on Saturday, November 7th, reservations are in one-hour increments and residents are asked to enter the event by turning right from Kanaloa Avenue onto Halia Nakoa Street. Left turns will not be permitted.

Bring a Maui Food Bank donation for drop off when you pick up your tree!

Top 7 needed items:   Financial Contributions at https://mauifoodbank.org/, canned meat & tuna, canned fruits & vegetables, canned meals & soups, cereal, rice, and pasta.

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

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