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County to remove hundreds of dead eucalyptus trees on Maui

(Courtesy: County of Maui) (Courtesy: County of Maui)
PUKALANI, MAUI (HAWAIINEWSNOW) -

A spokesperson for Maui County says 300 dead trees are being removed from an Upcountry road because they're at risk for toppling over during severe weather.

The eucalyptus trees along Piiholo Road will be trimmed down to two-foot stumps to reduce the risk of injury or accident. The trees have toppled over in the past because of strong winds and heavy rains.

A portion of the road will be closed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on most week days. The work is expected to be finished by June. 

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