Pearl City trees trimmed to ensure park safetyUPDATED 7:39 PM HST Aug 21, 2013Video Transcript
Less shade, more safety at a local park ... Trees are coming down at Pacific Palisades park... 15 in all! KITV4's Nana Ohkawa takes us to demolition day... All new at six. NAT SAW The saws are buzzing, the woodchips are flying, and the trees are coming down at Pacific Palisades Park. The city says the invasive albizia trees are unsafe, since large limbs are dropping on their own. They can't have that at a city park.. much less one where students at Palisades Elementary School often spend their recess. Noel Pascual- Pearl City resident 129 ITS PRETTY DANGEROUS FOR US ESPECIALLY THOSE KIDS THAT PLAY AROUND HERE I MEAN IT'S GOOD TO CUT SOME OF THE TREES BUT NOT ALL THE WAY DOWN 139 But all the way down is the plan. The city's arborist said that's the only option, as these trees grow larger... The problems branch out, too. The trees roots are pushing on the retaining wall- sometimes even forcing their way through. Austin Braaten -city, division of urban forestry 1036WE COME OUT HERE AND INSPECT THIS AREA PRETTY OFTEN AND NOTICED THAT THE SIZE AND SOME OF THE DAMAGE THAT THEY ARE DOING ON THE WALL IT WAS ESSENTIALLY TIME FOR THESE TREES TO GO UNFORTUNATELY 1048 The trees get shredded and the chips will be used to put nutrients back in the landscape. Nana Ohkawa kitv4 news. The project will take about a week and a half to complete.