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CITY TO REPLACE TREES
(Monday, July 20, 2009) – The City’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be replacing 21 Yokewood trees lining both sides of
Slated for replacement are 12 Yokewood trees on the mauka side of the street and nine on the makai side. The trees on the mauka side have been severely damaged by excessive pruning by the utility company to keep limbs away from utility lines. Some of the trees on the makai side are decaying, while others have grown too large and are buckling the sidewalks.
The trees will be replaced by a combination of 24 podocarpus and tecoma trees, with replanting beginning soon after the removal.
Parks Director Les Chang, whose department oversees the City’s urban forestry program, said, “It’s unfortunate that these old trees have to be replaced. Trees, like all living things, have a finite life span. These trees have reached the end of theirs, making replacement necessary for public safety reasons.
“The City hired a landscape architect to help design our replacement plan on
In addition to the work on
Bill Brennan, 768-6928
Lester Chang, Parks Director, 768-3001