You are cordially invited to a special tree giveaway!
Malama o Manoa will be hosting its 5th “1,000-TREE GIVEAWAY” on
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Manoa Valley District Park Pavilion. Over a thousand trees and plants will be given away for free between the hours of 8 a.m. to 12 noon. You will be given choices of dozens of fruit, shade, and endemic trees. Arborists will be there to answer questions and give advice on the care and planting of trees.
Why have a 1,000-Tree Giveaway??? Well, here are just a few reasons:
By mid-April, over a thousand trees will be propagated for distribution.
- Our urban forest is diminishing day by day. Let's take a small step to increase the shade, diminish the glare, and make the island healthier.
- Well-chosen landscaping increases the value of a property and its desirability. Mature trees enhance a property’s appearance.
- Neighborhoods with tree-shaded streets can be as much as 10 degrees cooler in the summer than nearby neighborhoods that have no shade.
- Air quality is improved. Trees help anchor soil to prevent erosion. Trees reduce runoff. Trees play an important role in deadening noise and absorbing unwanted sound.
This year, the varieties of trees and plants will include kalo (taro), kukui, avocado. papaya, mountain apple, hao, monsterra, valentine vines, silver oak, panax, aloe, plumeria, false wiliwili, rosy apple, surinam cherry, and many more. Boy scouts from Troop One will be on hand again to help load trees.
We hope everyone will spread the word through the community about this upcoming event. Mark your calendars! This little step of planting one tree will go a long way. You are sitting under the shade today because someone has planted a tree. Save our island. Plant a tree!
Call Maile 220-5008 or Ahni-Kailea 282-6488 if you have any questions.