Saturday 1/10/09: A while back, I wrote a post about erosion at Kailua Beach. In that post, I included a few photos of some trees with the roots partially exposed due to erosion. When I went to the beach this morning, this is what I saw:
Here is a photo from my other post that shows the above trees still in place:
Despite the obvious problem with aesthetics, it’s a good thing those trees were cut down. One good brisk windwardy wind and it’s TIMBER!! When enough of the trees get cut down, maybe folks will start taking this Kailua Beach erosion problem more seriously. I don’t know if anything can be done to help save the beach, but I know that awareness precedes action and this will definitely help increase awareness of the problem.
1/11/09 update: A day after I wrote this post, this story appeared on the Honolulu Star Bulletin website. I’m glad to see the Kailua Beach erosion problem is getting some attention!
But wait, there’s more! Check out this photo I took today also:
Another tree in the opposite direction had the same fate. Here is a picture of the tree with exposed roots taken in November 2008:
And here is the photo I took today:
At least the kids are enjoying this sea of stumps!
Let’s not forget what Kailua Beach used to look like just a few short years ago: