Arbor Day celebration today

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file photo

    Shoppers browse through the many varieties of trees and shrubs during the 2016 Arbor Day Tree Giveaway hosted by the Kauai Landscape Industry Council in the Kmart parking lot in Lihue.

LIHUE — Alahee, breadnut, dwarf poinciana and aloalo — the native hibiscus species — are all part of the about 1,200 plants that will be up for grabs in the parking lot behind Kmart in Kukui Grove today from 9 a.m. to noon as part of an annual Arbor Day celebration.

Free plants, parking and admission are all on tap, in an event organized by the Kauai Landscape Industry Council, a project of Garden Island Resource Conservation &Development. It’s an event that’s been held since 2006, and offers plants and education.

“Arbor Day is a family event, and one of the most popular attractions is the keiki zone,” said Amanda Skelton, who is helping organize the event. “(Anyone) can transplant herb and veggie seedlings to take home.”

A limit of three plants per family has been set for the free plant and tree giveaway.

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