POSTED: 1:10 p.m. HST, Jan 19, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 2:48 p.m. HST, Jan 19, 2014
A contractor will remove five decaying ironwood trees near the Kapiolani Park bandstand on Tuesday.
Municipal arborists from the city's Division of Urban Forestry have noted a decline in the health of the trees over the past several years because of the tree's age.
The city says the trees are "severely decayed" and removal is ncessary because of the threat of the trees falling over or large branches falling.
New ironwood trees will be planted in the same locations.
Many of the ironwood trees are over 100 years old.
In 1890, Archibald Cleghorn, the father of Princess Kaiulani, planted about 250 trees in the park, including the trees that line the former carriage path through the park.