City cuts down diseased coconut palms on grounds of Honolulu Hale

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Seven diseased and overly tall coconut palms on the grounds of Honolulu Hale are in the process of being removed.

A licensed arborist recently inspected all coconut palms for stability and structural integrity, and reported that the trees were overly tall, matured, and some were leaning toward the roadway.

Three of the trees were located on the King Street side of the building, and four were on the Punchbowl Street side. The palms will be replaced at a later date.

Twenty-six palms will remain after all seven trees are removed.

The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility Maintenance contracted Imua Landscaping for $5,037.50.

In late 2014, a coconut palm on the Punchbowl Street side of Honolulu Hale fell. No property damage or injuries occurred from the incident.

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