‘AINA In Schools Planting ‘Ulu TreesPosted On: Nov 01, 12
'AINA In Schools, in conjunction with the Breadfruit Institute at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, will be planting 'ulu trees at select 'AINA schools this month. The Breadfruit Institute's "Plant a Tree of Life - Grow 'Ulu" project will be distributing more than 4,000 trees statewide. The trees and plantings are being used in conjunction with AINA In Schools new 4th grade Hawaiian Garden curriculum which is being piloted at seven schools this year. The ‘ulu tree variety is Ma'afala, a widely grown and popular variety in Samoa and Tonga. It has been in Hawaii for several decades and is often known as a "Samoan breadfruit." The trees are very vigorous, have a compact growth habit, and can begin bearing fruit in 2 1/2 - 3 years.
Help celebrate Arbor Day and plant a tree at your home, school or community gathering place! Visit arbordayhawaii.org for information on where you can go to receive your own free tree or shrub.