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Hawaii woman, 81, eradicates invasive plants in native forests

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                                Charlotte Yamane, 81, poses for a portrait in the valley at Kualoa Ranch in Kaaawa.

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    Charlotte Yamane, 81, poses for a portrait in the valley at Kualoa Ranch in Kaaawa.

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                                Charlotte Yamane, 81, a former Kualoa Ranch employee, keeps her machete handy to eradicate invasive plants and trees throughout the property and elsewhere on the island. Yamane took down a tree in August in the valley at Kualoa Ranch in Kaaawa.

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    Charlotte Yamane, 81, a former Kualoa Ranch employee, keeps her machete handy to eradicate invasive plants and trees throughout the property and elsewhere on the island. Yamane took down a tree in August in the valley at Kualoa Ranch in Kaaawa.

The 81-year-old woman is legendary in environmental and hiking circles for her work in eradicating invasive alien plants and planting native ones in their stead. Read more

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