14 Apr 2011

Weeds on Matiu-Somes Island - part 2

From Our Changing World, 9:34 pm on 14 April 2011

Western face of Matiu/Somes Island showing dead karo trees that have been poisoned

The western cliffs on Matiu/Somes Island, showing dying karo trees that have been drilled and poisoned with herbicide (image: A. Ballance)

Last week On Our Changing World, Department of Conservation ranger Peter Russell introduced Alison Ballance to the issue of weeds on Matiu/Somes Island, in Wellington Harbour. This week, Peter and Alison continue their discussion of weed issues, and Peter demonstrates several control methods. Matiu/Somes Island is open to the public, and easily accessible by ferry from downtown Wellington.

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