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Invasive bugs spread on Oahu, prompting officials to call for drastic measures

  • KATJA SCHULZ VIA FLICKR
                                Thrips on a decaying log in Washington, D.C.

    KATJA SCHULZ VIA FLICKR

    Thrips on a decaying log in Washington, D.C.

  • STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                Thrips were recently discovered at the state Kalanimoku Building’s native garden. Members of the Oahu Invasive Species Committee clip off the infested ends of leaves. The staff also removed entire plants to be burned at HPOWER.

    STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    Thrips were recently discovered at the state Kalanimoku Building’s native garden. Members of the Oahu Invasive Species Committee clip off the infested ends of leaves. The staff also removed entire plants to be burned at HPOWER.

Worried that an invasive insect will ravage Oahu’s native naio population as it did on Hawaii island, state officials are now urging people to remove healthy naio trees from their gardens before they become infected. Read more

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