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Vandalism of water supply was factor in demise of century-old Moiliili banyan tree

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / crussell@staradvertiser.com

A century-old banyan tree, dedicated to first Japanese immigrants to Moiliili, is removed between South Beretania and South King streets on Wednesday. Several Kokua Line readers blamed homeless campers for vandalizing the irrigation system, but city officials said they do not know who is responsible for the damage.