Re-establishing native trees in northern New Zealand pits ecologists against some very strong growing garden escapees.
Below are the weeds, Mexican daisy with Kikuyu grass, and Convolvulus vine in a dense one metre high tangle. Now is a good time to start treating weeds prior to planting native plants this Autumn.
|Mexican Daisy and choking friends.|
New Zealand flax, Harekeke, with two metre flower spike opening for nectar delivery to birds.
|Harekeke flower spike|