Planting for the future: State Tree Nursery’s annual sale draws dozens

  • Dozens of Big Island residents made the trip to the State Tree Nursery in Waimea Friday to get their hands on a variety of native plants and trees ahead of Arbor Day Hawaii, which is today. The event was canceled last year due to the ongoing pandemic, but was held this year with COVID precautions in place. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • An array of native plants were offered, including ohia, during the sale at the State Tree Nursery on Friday. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dozens of Big Island residents made the trip to the State Tree Nursery in Waimea Friday to get their hands on a variety of native plants and trees ahead of Arbor Day Hawaii, which is today. The event was canceled last year due to the ongoing pandemic, but was held this year with COVID precautions in place. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • A woman checks out the maile plants available for purchase at the State Tree Nursery in Waimea on Friday. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • An array of native plants were offered, including maile, during the sale at the State Tree Nursery on Friday. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dozens of Big Island residents made the trip to the State Tree Nursery in Waimea Friday to get their hands on a variety of native plants and trees ahead of Arbor Day Hawaii, which is today. The event was canceled last year due to the ongoing pandemic, but was held this year with COVID precautions in place. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Waimea residents Sandy and Everett check out koa trees Friday at the State Tree Nursery in Waimea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Jim and Angela Savage review the various plants they planned to buy Friday at the State Tree Nursery in Waimea for their property in Paauilo. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Jim and Angela Savage leave with their hands full of various native plants from the State Tree Nursery in Waimea that they plan to plant on their property in Paauilo. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Dozens of Big Island residents made the trip to the State Tree Nursery in Waimea Friday to get their hands on a variety of native plants and trees ahead of Arbor Day Hawaii, which is today.