Decaying monkeypod tree to be removed in Hilo

Photo: Department of Education

A large monkeypod tree with severe rot is slated to be removed in Hilo.

The Hawaii Department of Education says it plans to remove the tree from the entrance to its district office on Waianuenue Avenue.

An arborist says the rot is so bad, the tree could fall at any time and poses a safety hazard.

The tree is more than 50 years old and at least 60 feet tall with a canopy spread of over 100 feet.

Its limbs, which are hollow from rot, weigh 15 to 20 tons.

A contractor has been hired for the tree’s removal, which will take place before the school year begins on Aug. 1.

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