Tree time: Per holiday tradition, Christmas firs go on sale in Hilo

  • STEPHANIE SALMONS/Tribune-Herald Youth Challenge Academy members Matthew Newton, Paul Hagedorn and Dakota Kala unload Christmas trees Monday for the Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club’s 70th annual Christmas tree sale and fundraiser.

  • Kahiau Kaniho, a member of the Youth Challenge Academy, waters Christmas trees in preparation for the Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club’s 70th annual Christmas tree sale and fundraiser, which gets underway today. (Stephanie Salmons/Tribune-Herald)

  • On Monday, Youth Challenge Academy members Paul Hagedorn, Matthew Newton, and Dakota Kala unload Christmas trees for the The Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club's 70th annual Christmas tree sale and fundraiser.

HILO — For seven decades, the The Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club has helped bring Christmas spirit to town with its annual Christmas tree sale — and this year is no different.