Kahanahaiki Weed Control

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TARGET WEEDS: Strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum), Koster’s curse (Clidemia hirta), Lilikoi (Passiflora edulis), Butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.)

PROJECT: We will use small hand tools (hand saws and pruners) and will apply a caution-labeled herbicide (Garlon4) to the cut stems of weeds with drip applicator bottles.

HIKING TIME: 2 to 2.5 hours (round trip)

DIFFICULTY: Moderate; some elevation gain.  Some steep drop-offs along the trail.

WHAT TO BRING: Long pants, long sleeve shirt and shoes with good traction. Please review the suggested packing list.

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 (~1 hour)
  • Weed control (~1.5 hours)
  • Lunch (1/2 hour)
  • More weed control (~1.5 hours)
  • Hike to Makua overlook (~1/2 hour round trip, optional)
  • Hike back to vehicles (~1 hour)
  • Wash weeding gear (~15 minutes)
  • Load up trucks (~15 minutes)
  • Return drive to OANRP baseyard (~1 hour)
  • Clean up gear; pau (~15 minutes)
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