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Lane closures expected on Kapiolani Boulevard for tree removal

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:22 a.m. HST, Feb 23, 2014

The City and County of Honolulu has hired a tree care company to start Monday to remove two mature monkeypod trees along Kapiolani Boulevard.

One of the trees is near Pensacola Street and the other near South Street.

Lane closures are expected for the lane nearest the curb only beginning on Monday, and the work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, according to a city spokesman.

Officials from the city's Division of Urban Forestry (DUF) noted several structural issues with the trees from multiple vehicle impacts.

The city says removing the trees will alleviate the threat of branch or tree failure.

The DUF plans to replace the trees with the same species.

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kekelaward wrote:
Thanks for giving us an estimated time for this roadwork, and which bound on Kapiolani. You know, things that might help us plan on how to avoid the area while work is being done.
on February 23,2014 | 08:08AM
localguy wrote:
Taking care of the public isn't even on our dysfunctional bureaucrats. Their attitude is "let the steerage class people take care of themselves. We have important bureaucratic work to do, taking care of #1 first." Just another day in obtuse Nei bureaucracy.
on February 23,2014 | 08:33AM
serious wrote:
Good points, but it's like Obama's car routes--for security purposes--maybe they are afraid of tree huggers?? Maybe a couple of huge holders to protect them from wayward vehicles??
on February 23,2014 | 08:36AM
pulelehua wrote:
The TIME of the day that the tree care company is going to remove the trees would help the public even more, and what the estimated time frame for the removal (i.e. 1 week, 2 weeks) would be good to know too?!
on February 23,2014 | 08:52AM
HanabataDays wrote:
What I wanna know is who gets the wood? Could make some awesome ‘umeke from those big trees! If the city sells the wood to the highest bidder, they could offset a lot of the removal cost. Don't just give it to the company that cuts 'em down.
on February 23,2014 | 09:35AM
kekelaward wrote:
Great idea!
on February 23,2014 | 10:11AM
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