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Banyan trees to be removed from Ala Moana Park

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Seven Chinese Banyan trees from around Ala Moana Regional Park are scheduled for removal beginning on Friday, according to the city Department of Parks and Recreation.

The removal work is expected to be completed by July 2. The trees targeted for removal are located along the main roadway, including three near McCoy Pavilion, three near the Indian Banyan mound, and one near the Aina Moana parking lot entrance. None of the trees is on the Exceptional Tree register, according to the DPR.

Citing safety concerns, work crews will remove trees that have several "structural defects."

According to the DPR, replacement of the trees will be included in a larger planting project planned for the park in the near future.

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