KAUAI — The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in coordination with Hawaiian Telcom, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative and the County of Kauai are planning to remove several Albizia trees on Ohiki Road this week.
The trees that will be removed are overhanging above Ohiki Road and located directly next to electrical and telephone lines. The removal will also increase water flow to a significant portion of Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge and remove hazards to ditch maintenance for Hanalei Valley.
“The Service is working with our partners to ensure that the tree removal is done as quickly and safely as possible,” said Mike Mitchell, acting project leader of the Kauai National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Residents of Ohiki Road were notified of the project on Sept. 8.