The Green Planet

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.

Aired: 08/03/22

Rating: NR

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