Crocosmia control

TARGET WEED: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

PROJECT: An incipient weed, Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora can be found in several areas at Kaʻala. If left unchecked, this African hybrid could greatly alter native vegetation. We will spend the day digging up the underground Crocosmia corms using hand trowels.

HIKING TIME: 1 hour (round trip)

DIFFICULTY: Easy (flat terrain)

WHAT TO BRING: Long pants, rubber boots or shoes with good traction.

All weeding tools and gloves will be provided

TYPICAL SCHEDULE:

  • Drive to trailhead (~1 hour)
  • Unload vehicles; safety briefing (~15 minutes)
  • Hike to project site (15-20 minutes)
  • Weed control (~2 hours)
  • Lunch (1/2 hour)
  • More weed control (~1.5 hours)
  • Explore forest along boardwalk trail (~1/2 hour)
  • Hike back to vehicles (~15 minutes)
  • Load up trucks (~15 minutes)
  • Return drive to OANRP baseyard (~1 hour)
  • Clean up gear; pau (~15 minutes)
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