A happy tree recipient poses with student employees Nate Ortiz and Austin Stankus, Groundskeeper Alika Kruger, and Nurseryman Dellin Nakatani at our booth in Sustainability Courtyard on Arbor Day.
Campus Landscape Events
UH Mānoa Landscape Services and the Campus Arboretum regularly participate in a number of public events held throughout the year. These support our mission of integrating the landscape with the educational function of the university, and are part of our responsibilities as a Tree Campus USA and ArbNet accredited arboretum. Also, they're a lot of fun!
Arbor Day is our most important event of the year, because it is dedicated to sharing our love of trees with the wider community. While it is internationally celebrated, Arbor Day is observed at different times of the year in different places, according to the best local times for planting trees. In Hawai‘i, it is celebrated the first week of November. We always take the occasion to invite the community to plant new trees on campus with us, while we give away trees for people to plant at home. Look for trees growing tips here.
We were pleased to collaborate with the Health Promotion Program and celebrate our annual Partnership for a Healthier America. Healthy Campus Week kickstarted September 26th is still generating interest and participation. Follow the yellow signs (or the map) to complete one satisfying mile. Then do it again with a friend. Along the route, enjoy the trees!