Trees are good! We need trees to clean our air, shade our homes and streets, filter our water, and so much more.
Unfortunately, a recent Urban Tree Canopy Assessment showed us that Hawaii is losing at least 76,000 urban and neighborhood trees each year. We need to protect what we have and plant more. Mayor of Honolulu Kirk Caldwell set goals to plant 100,000 trees by 2025 and to achieve 35% tree canopy by 2035.
Hawaii residents can make a difference by planting and growing trees. This year, attend, host, sponsor, or volunteer for an Arbor Day event near you!
Each November, over 7,200 free trees are given away to residents at events across the state. Community leaders on each island host the events providing plants, professionals who teach how to plant and care for the trees, education, volunteers and even compost and mulch.
Get Involved! We are actively seeking:
More information to come @ www.ArborDayHawaii.org
Contact: Crystal Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to our Arbor Day 2018 Presenting Partners:
DLNR Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Program
USDA Forest Service
Arbor Day on O’ahu: The City & County of Honolulu, Department of Parks and Recreation, O’ahu Urban Garden Center
Arbor Day on Maui: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Arbor Day on Kaua’i: Kaua‘i Landscaping Industry Council and Garden Island Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.