Four Monkey Pod trees at 790 So Kihei Road are slated to be cut down  soon, apparently because they are upsetting a portion of the sidewalk. The trees, estimated to be at least 40 years old, are located on the makai side of the road by the Maui Schooner resort. A group of residents are appealing to the county to halt this process until the public can weigh in and offer alternatives to this action. Independent arborist educator Ernie Rezents reports at least of three of the four trees can be saved, as offered in his nine page professional report offered to numerous Maui County Officials on this situation