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Kaneohe condo complex defies city ordinance and cuts down protected trees to enhance views

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ocean views from the Puu Alii and Pohakea Point condominium complex, pictured at top, have long clashed with trees on the property that are supposed to be protected by a 1975 city ordinance. Recently, the city Department of Planning and Permitting cited the condo complex for improperly removing numerous trees along one edge of the property that offers views of Kaneohe Bay.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ocean views from the Puu Alii and Pohakea Point condominium complex, pictured at top, have long clashed with trees on the property that are supposed to be protected by a 1975 city ordinance. Recently, the city Department of Planning and Permitting cited the condo complex for improperly removing numerous trees along one edge of the property that offers views of Kaneohe Bay.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ocean views from the Puu Alii and Pohakea Point condominium complex have long clashed with trees on the property that are supposed to be protected by a 1975 city ordinance. Recently, the city Department of Planning and Permitting cited the condo complex for improperly removing numerous trees along one edge of the property that offers views of Kaneohe Bay.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ocean views from the Puu Alii and Pohakea Point condominium complex have long clashed with trees on the property that are supposed to be protected by a 1975 city ordinance. Recently, the city Department of Planning and Permitting cited the condo complex for improperly removing numerous trees along one edge of the property that offers views of Kaneohe Bay.

On the slopes of a Kaneohe promontory prized for its ocean views, more than 1,000 trees including milo, mango, kukui, weeping banyan and silver trumpet have stood for decades as part of a lush hillside — and a knotty problem. Read more

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