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.