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Goya ‘Tunnel of Green’ vanishing to make way for road expansion

Date Posted: 2007-11-15

The idyllic ‘Tunnel of Green’ is going by the wayside. Literally!

A 1,220 meter stretch of roadway starting at Goya Intersection is being expanded, and hundreds of trees are to be trimmed, then transplanted. The street, a continuation of Gate 2 Street along the Okinawa City Police Station and Koza Junior High School route, is being widened to 32 meters, with a 2012 completion date envisioned.

The Goya Area Residents Association says “this Kusunoki-dori is going to change our view of the area by 2012.” Nobuo Oshiro, the Association president, hopes to “keep this great street’s good memories, and continue to tell our grandchildren in the future, so we never forget” how beautiful it was. The Camphor Tree Avenue widening project is under auspices of Okinawa Prefecture. In Japanese, Camphor trees are called Kusunoki.

More than 70% of the trees along the affected route will have their branches shorn in the coming few days, a first step in the transplant process. Goya area residents staged a festival last Saturday, drawing attention to the beautiful trees that have been a part of the community’s heritage. Town photographer Kenshiyou Nakasone presented a picture exhibition, and Katsuo Kameshita, a tree doctor, joined street performers.

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