Community groups team up for Manoa ‘1,000 Tree Giveaway’
By Craig T. Kojima |
November 12, 2022
| Updated on November 12, 2022 at 8:15 pm
Rebecca Romanschi searches for the perfect plant on Saturday at College Hill Driveway in Manoa. Up for grabs at the event dubbed “1,000 Tree Giveaway” were a wide variety of trees, including avocado, hau, kalo, koa, kukui, false wiliwili, milo, monkeypod, mountain apple, palms, papaya, plumeria, ti, ulu (breadfruit) and many others available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nani Kekai, left, Cyd Akers, Jobie Kaeo, and Russ Aaua load up their car. Volunteers from Manoa Outdoor Circle, Malama Manoa, and UH Lyon Arboretum have been working together for over eight months to propagate a plethora of plants and trees to distribute for free.
Jamie Miller, of Oahu Invasive Species Committee, shows a coconut rhinocerous beetle larvae.
Jason Tannahill got a ginger plant.
Terry Nakama, Maile Schank and Janice Zane, were discussing which plants they wanted.
Chris and Tracy Sullivan with their kids, Conor, and Caitlin were in attendance Saturday.