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City to begin removal of monkeypod trees along Kapiolani Blvd.

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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Beginning Monday, February 24, a tree care company hired by the city will begin the removal of two mature monkeypod trees growing along Kapiolani Boulevard.

One tree is near Pensacola Street and the other near South Street.

Division of Urban Forestry (DUF) officials noted several structural issues with these trees due to multiple vehicle impacts. Officials say the removal of the trees will alleviate the threat of branch or tree failure.

DUF intends to plant replacement trees of the same species.

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