Photos from The End of the Earpod 2016 --
(Photos by Alex Kufel)
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FHBG Board Member Alex Kufel
from the City and County: Earpod Tree At Foster Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Honolulu - Work began this week to remove an Exceptional
earpod tree located on the Upper Terrace at Foster Botanical Garden.
City arborists have been monitoring the tree for a number of years, as
its health has been showing signs of decline. The tree has been dropping
its large branches, which is a common occurrence with older earpod
trees. City arborists estimate this tree to be 155 years old. The
decision to remove the tree was made for reasons of public safety.
The earpod was listed as an Exceptional tree due to its
size and age. The tree is estimated to be 135 feet tall, and is one of
the original trees planted on the property by Dr. William Hillebrand,
the first owner of the property. Dr. Hillebrand later sold the land to
Captain Thomas and Mary Foster, who created Foster Botanical Garden.
The work is expected to take approximately two weeks to
complete. The garden will remain open, but visitors will be kept out of
the area immediately surrounding the earpod tree