By Nina Wu
There aren't a lot of freebies to go around, but here's one that will keep on growing.
The Hawaiian Electric Co. is once again giving away fruit trees, flowering shrubs and native plants starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 to celebrate Arbor Day. You might want to line up early, as there's usually a crowd.
For the first time, HECO is also giving away the Aimee Yoshioka gardenia, munroidendron and red sealing wax palm.
Arborists and volunteers from HECO, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Urban Garden Center and others will help you select the right tree.
Only one plant will be given per family, while supplies last. Be sure to arrive early.Waianae: HECO Kahe Power Plant – 7:00 a.m.
Pearl City: Urban Garden Center – 7:00 a.m.
Honolulu: HECO Ward Avenue Facility – 7:00 a.m.
Kailua: HECO Koolau Base Yard – 7:00 a.m.
Wahiawa: Wahiawa Botanical Garden – 9:00 a.m.
North Shore: Waimea Valley – 9:00 a.m.
Visit www.arbordayhawaii.com for more Arbor Day events across the state.