Coconut trees dying in Big Island national park prompt temporary closure

Coconut trees dying in Big Island national park prompt temporary closure

By Chantelle Aguilar 
HNN Digital Intern

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on the Big Island will be closed intermittently Monday and Tuesday while experts figure out what's killing its trees and plants.

Over the past few years, park employees have noticed that coconut trees are dying at an alarming rate.

During the closure, the park will initiate a drone survey to assess the health of the vegetation.

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