HONOLULU (KHON2) — Arborists continue their efforts to restore the historic banyan tree in Lahaina.
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Experts told KHON2, crews were able to brew up a batch of compost that will help the soil and generate new roots.
Arborists said, when the crew applied the compost, they saw some live roots which appeared to be in good condition.
Now, it’s just a waiting game to see when the banyan tree will soak up the nutrients.
Experts said it could take a few weeks, months or even years, but they are closely monitoring the banyan tree.
“So we’re monitoring moisture, we’re monitoring all the quote-unquote, vital signs on a tree,” said arborist Steve Nimz. “We have instruments that we can test the movement.”
Arborist said they’re keeping everything on record and continue to review the banyan tree’s improvements in team meetings.