Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Seed in Time

Read the article, Native plant growers throughout Hawai‘i replace IHOP’s “The Lorax” themed seed bookmarks with native plants, by the Maui Invasive Species Committee. This is a great example of the kind of quick action that can help prevent the introduction of a potentially invasive species. The relatively small cost of prevention can reduce or eliminate the enormous expense in time and money trying to control or remove an established invasive species population.
Native plant in Hawai'i, Dodonaea viscosa
photo by Forest & Kim Starr