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DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Above, downed albizia trees blocked Pahoa Bypass Highway on Aug. 8 following Tropical Storm Iselle.
BRUCE OMORI / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Chris Bulosan of the Kanahiku House Lots on Hawaii island, whose house fronts Highway 132 in Pahoa, knew that the large, overhanging albizia trees would someday result in a disaster. His house is pictured on Aug. 8 after winds from Tropical Storm Iselle pummeled the island, toppling these trees and dozens more across the street from Bulosan’s home. He said he could hear the large trees snapping in the strong wind.
DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Albizia trees at Lyon Arboretum that are scheduled to be removed as a safety precaution.