LIHUE — DOFAW welcomes the public to the Arbor Day Anniversary plant sale on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife baseyard and nursery at 4398-D Pua Loke St., Lihue, HI 96766.
Featured plants include a listed “endangered” endemic plant of Kaua‘i. This means the plant is found only on Kaua‘i and is being offered for sale under the new rules governing “endangered species” in Hawaii. All of these plants come from special nursery grown, not wild-collected stock. A numbered tag will accompany each “T&E” plant being sold to authenticate the species. Plants for sale include:
Alo Alo (Hibiscus clayi) – An endangered native red hibiscus found in dry, lowland forests on the east side of Kaua’i from Nounou to Moloa’a forests reserve, makes an attractive addition to any home garden.
Loulu (Pritchardia minor) – a smaller species of native fan palm, ideal for planting in the backyard.
Other Hawaiian plants offered include: A`alii, Ko`oko`olau,Kou, Kulu’i`, `Akia, Makaloa, Ma’o, Nanea, Naio,Uki Uki, Ulei,and Wili Wili.
Ornamental varieties include: Pua Kenikeni (Fagraea berteriana) introduced from Samoa, the fragrant flower of this small tree is a favorite for lei-making.
PRICES Starting at $3.00 and up depending on plant species and size. (Correct change please)
For more information call (808) 274-3433; 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.
(follow the palm trees past the Dept.of Water and Dept. of Agriculture offices)