Expect delays on Vineyard Boulevard while workers remove a tree at botanical garden
Motorists should expect delays tomorrow through Wednesday while workers remove a decaying Parkia tree at Foster Botanical Garden.
Removal work will begin tomorrow on the tree that is near the road on Vineyard Boulevard between Nuuanu Avenue and the Maunakea gate, officials said.
An independent arborist determined that the tree has substantial decay. The findings were confirmed by the state Urban Forestry Division's horticulturist and arborist. The tree's canopy overhangs all six lanes of Vineyard Boulevard and city Department of Parks and Recreation offices.
The city has obtained a street use permit to close the road and will have an off-duty officer on hand to assist with traffic control.
A tree will not be planted in place of the decayed tree, the city said, because the location is not conducive to replanting. A replacement tree will be planted in the Foster Botanical Garden nearby.