One Sharpshooter Way to Stop an Invasive Plant
Clip: Episode 5 | 2m 20s | Video has closed captioning.
Miconia, a plant native to Mexico, grows taller than native Hawaiian plants. A single plant can produce 10 million seeds a year, proliferating rapidly. Unable to land their helicopters, marksmen shoot Miconia plants at the stem with paintballs filled with herbicide while flying. Killing the whole plant without damaging any wild plants.
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