City to remove tree after concerns of safety by Pearl City residents

Aug 2, 2016 | PC Community

Great News!

From Councilman Brandon Elefante:

I want to provide you with an update regarding your concern about the tree at 1157 Waimano Home Road. Please see the response from the City's Division of Urban Forestry:

"On July 13, 2016, a supervisor of the Division of Urban Forestry (DUF), Department of Parks and Recreation, inspected a City fern tree at 1157 Waimano Home Road just before Hoomalu Street in Pearl City. The DUF supervisor determined that although this tree does not appear to pose an immediate public safety concern, tree removal is warranted. DUF anticipates that this work will be completed by the end of September 2016. It is the City’s goal to plant trees where possible. DUF will inspect the proposed site and, if deemed suitable, will plant a replacement tree of an appropriate species."


The quick response and call to action by Councilman Elefante and his office, and the Division of Urban Forestry (DUF), Department of Parks and Recreation, strengthens our partnership between the City and our Pearl City residents with regard to identifying areas of concern in our community and collectively working together to remedy the situation. So far, our team has a pretty good batting average when we all step up to the plate and contribute to our Pearl City community.

Mahalo to Pearl City resident Karlton Lee for bringing the tree in question to my attention, and to all the others who also voiced their concerns over the potentially hazardous condition of the tree that may have posed a danger to neighbors, pedestrians, and commuters on Waimano Home Road.

Mahalo Guys!

Barry Villamil


Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]