The National Park Service is going to remove dangerous coconut trees from around the Maho Bay Pavilion and parking areas. The work is scheduled for Thursday, according to the St. John Source.
According to a news release, the Park Service says the trees are too big. Their maintenance is difficult because many are taller than the power lines which makes harvesting coconuts or trimming their fronds risky.
And because the trees are big and old, those nuts are big and dangerous. “Coconuts falling from this height can seriously hurt or kill someone and, of coyest also damage a car," the Source said.
Younger, smaller, coconut trees and sea grape trees will be planted where mature coconuts are removed.