Moth Plant and Climbing Asparagus Control

25 volunteer hours of moth plant control have been carried out over the first 2 weeks of January. The aim is to remove the vines before the flowers turn into pods.
This weed is a massive problem in the Leigh area and we are working in conjunction with Coastal Care group and STAMP to control as many large infestations as possible.
Conservation Auckland – Moth Plant status

Moth plant

We have also been continuing to clear climbing asparagus to ensure the seeds don’t get dispersed by birds.
Conservation Auckland – Climbing asparagus status

Climbing asparagus

Both of these strangling vines can cause canopy collapse of our precious forest remnants if left to take hold.