City doesn’t know reason for tree’s ‘rapid decline’ | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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City doesn’t know reason for tree’s ‘rapid decline’

Question: The city cut down a big monkeypod tree mauka of the Honolulu Zoo. It said the tree was dying and a safety hazard, but that prompts a lot of questions, especially since this tree was designated exceptional under state law. How old was the tree? What was it dying from? What efforts (if any) were made to save it, and by whom? What hazards was it creating? Can you follow up? Read more

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