HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two landscapers were injured when a large tree fell over at the Queen's Medical Center Wednesday morning.
According to emergency responders, the landscapers -- both men in their 60s -- were near the tree when it fell. They were not seriously hurt and are listed in stable condition.
The nawa tree, which Queen's officials said was over 150 years old, came crashing down around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in an open, grassy area near a patient drop-off spot. The tree was about 80 feet tall and five feet in diameter at the base.
Fire officials believe the aging tree uprooted due to natural causes.
In a statement, Queen's said, "While the initial cause of the tree falling is not known, it very possible could be due to the excessive rains softening the grounds and loosening the roots."