Plant a tree! 1910 / 2016.


This is the day to plant trees as proclaimed by the Governor last week. On this day, the school teachers across the Territory will take the trees set aside for their schools and plant them in designated places.

On this morning Dr. Hobdy will speak before the students of Punahou College at Pauahi Hall pertaining to this effort. During this time, Mrs. L. Moses will speak before the female students in Bishop Hall pertaining to caring for ones health. The new school will also follow on the same path, that being the College of Hawaii.

[Click here for the Arbor Day Hawaiʻi website to see what is going on in celebration of Lā Kanu Lāʻau this year!]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 11/11/1910, p. 1)


Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke VIII, Helu 45, Aoao 1. Novemaba 11, 1910.


Pilipo Kamai, Representative in the Legislature, takes a stand. 1890.


On the 30th of March, between the hours of 1 and 6 in the afternoon, the representative Pilipo Kamai of here in Hana held a meeting of the makaainana in the old school house adjacent to his residence at Puuomaiai, Kaupo. There were fifty-four Hawaiians, one Portuguese, and one American that showed up. Rev. Mr. Kailioha of Huelo called for the light from the Heavens to shine down. The meeting began peacefully, and our representative revealed his path for the upcoming Legislative session, and the number of his objectives is twenty-three. And here they are, without my clarifications; the 3rd objective is the one he is passionate about.

And this is how he began, “When my feet are firmly planted amongst my fellow law makers, your humble servant will strive to fulfill these objectives:

1. To maintain our nation’s independence.

2. To pay off our nation’s debt.

3. To restore all power of the King.

4. To lessen the wages of all the nation’s officials, from the first to the last.

5. To have the government lands sold at low cost only to Hawaiians who have no land.

6. To block the entrance of the Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese.

7. To continue the Treaty with the United States of America.

8. To repeal for good the desertion of marriage law passed during the last Legislative Session.

9. To make Arbor Day (La kanu laau) into a day that is recognized.

10. To have voting for the Monarch done by all.

11. To have the Cabinet of Ministers be made up of two Hawaiians and two haole.

12. To lessen taxes.

13. To pay only $25.00 to representatives who win and not to those who lose.

14. To have juries for Hawaiians be Hawaiian, and juries for haole be haole.

15. To bring an end to pensions [uku hoomau].

16. To have clergy teach School children about religion everyday, during school hours.

17. To have makaainana petition to their Representatives of their problems by way of Committee of thirteen selected members, it being signed by fifty names.

18. To get funding for the jail in Kipahulu.

19. To have children under 17 years not be taxed.

20. To get Hana two Judges.

21. To  get Hana two Representatives.

22. To have street taxes levied in each town remain with each respective town, and not be turned over to the Street Funds of the district.

23. These objectives above will be considered carefully before the representatives brings them to motion in the Legislature.

A Committee was selected, and here is who were chosen: Paele, Chairman; Kala, Secretary; Anakalea; Kamoau; Kanamu; Helio; Naehu; Karolo; Nehemia; Haleauki; Anton Paiko; and Kalima. The committee will meet this coming week, on April 12, to think on the problems here in Kaupo, and the entire district.

Before the meeting was adjourned, a letter was read from Ulupalakua asking our representative to go there for a grand party given to honor Mister Wilcox [Wilikoki]. The meeting was adjourned.


Kaupo, March 31.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 4/19/1890, p. 1)


Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke XIII, Helu 16, Aoao 1. Aperila 19, 1890.

Arbor Day, 1916.


To supply the public with small trees to plant at their own places, all of these various plants seen below will be given to anyone who places a request at arboretums like those shown hereafter.

This year, the 17th of the coming November is Arbor Day [ka la Kanu Laau]; this day is important for schools, for plants will be planted everywhere, and celebrations will be held on that day.

The types of trees to be divided among all those who want it, are here named below:

Golden Shower, Pink Shower, Pink and White Shower, Royal Poinciana, Yellow Poinciana, Jacaranda, Pepper Tree, African Tulip Tree, St. Thomas Tree, Texas Umbrella, Ear Pod Tree, Silk Oak, Ironwood, Japan Cedar (Sugi), Blue Gum, Lemon Gum, Swamp Mahogany, Cassia Fistula, Cassia Grandis, Cassia Nodosa, Poinciana Regia, Peltophorum Ferruginem, Jacaranda Mimosaefolia, Schinus Molle, Spathodea Companulata, Cauhinia Tomentosa, Molia Azedarach, Enterolobium Cyclocarpum, Grevillea Robusta, Casuarina Equisetifolia, Cryptomeria Japonica, Eucalyptus Globus, Eucalyptus Citrodora, Eucalyptus Robusta.

Each person who requests may have 24 trees without paying a cent. In Hilo, Hawaii, is a greenhouse under the care of Brother Mattias Newell, and at the Homestead, Kauai, there is one under the care of Mr. Walter McBryde.

Those living in the vicinity of the places mentioned above should put in their orders with the gentlemen named above at their residences.

For those who want plants from government arboretums in Honolulu, and to have them shipped over the inter-island steamships, they must put in their orders in proper time, no later than the 6th of November. For the people who live in Honolulu, or anywhere on Oahu, they should put in their orders by the 11th of November.

The trees ordered by a person and not picked up in good time, will be returned to the arboretums, on the 25th of November.

[Check out what is going on today across Hawaii nei on the Arbor Day Hawaii page.]

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1916, p. 5)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIV, Helu 43, Aoao 5. Okatoba 27, 1916.