If the county Parks and Recreation Department was really in tune with the dangers at Kanaha Beach Park, it would trim the ironwood trees, especially around the volleyball courts. I have been playing volleyball for 25 years at Kanaha and seen with my own two eyes how fast they have grown. The ironwood seedlings are now in the process of overtaking the sand dunes at Kanaha and part of the reason is that the county department continues to ignore their existence.
In another 25 years, if left alone, the ironwood seedlings on the sand dunes will block everything out.
Also, native milo trees are being overwhelmed by the noxious ironwoods.
I think this is my third letter addressing this ironwood problem, and if and when some ironwood trees cause damage to life or limb I hope my letters are entered in a court of law that the county Parks and Recreation Department was warned of the dangers the ironwood posed.
The sharks were there in the water since the ancient Hawaiians discovered Hawaii, not so for the ironwood trees.