Tree removal to block Keeaumoku St. for 1 week

Published On: Nov 18 2013 01:29:55 PM HST   Updated On: Nov 19 2013 11:18:48 AM HST

The state Department of Accounting and General Services says it plans to remove a large 80-year-old earpod tree in a small park in Pawaa this week.

The park is bounded by Keeaumoku Street, South King Street, and Young Street.

The tree, which has been designated as an exceptional tree by the City and County of Honolulu, is being removed based on the findings of two arborists that shows the tree poses a potential hazard to the public due to extensive internal decay.

The removal of the tree is scheduled from Wednesday, Nov. 20 through Tuesday, Nov. 26.  The work will close a portion of Keaaumoku Street between South King Street and Young Street from 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. daily.

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