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First big Christmas tree shipment arrives in isles

Agriculture officials step up their battle against alien pests

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2013

Hawaii's first big shipment of Christmas trees from the Pacific Northwest arrived right on time over the weekend. Matson Navigation Co.'s first shipment of Christmas trees for consumers docked in Hono­lulu on Saturday, and the trees will be available for purchase at retailers' discretion as soon as agricultural inspections are completed, a company spokes­man said.

Hawaii's first big shipment of Christmas trees from the Pacific Northwest arrived right on time over the weekend.

Matson Navigation Co.'s first shipment of Christmas trees for consumers docked in Hono­lulu on Saturday, and the trees will be available for purchase at retailers' discretion as soon as agricultural inspections are completed, a company spokes­man said. Login for more...



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