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Iconic 129-year-old kiawe tree falls at Halekulani

Published: Aug. 22, 2016 at 9:59 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 23, 2016 at 12:42 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Crews trimmed the iconic kiawe tree that fell on Sunday morning at the Halekulani hotel.

After standing for more than 100 years, a heavy downpour uprooted it from its base near the hotel's "House Without a Key" restaurant.

"This tree was planted in 1887," Halekulani general manager, Ulrich Krauer said. "129 years this tree was here and it was very quietly planted as a family affair."

No one was hurt and the famous hula stage around the tree was not damaged.

The tree itself will remain on site until the hotel hears from the arborist on how to proceed.

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