In order for a target plant to be considered eradicated, the BIISC crew monitors known locations for a set period of time. Once the main plant is removed the location is regularly checked for new plants. Each monitoring time period is different depending on the plant itself. The longer the potential seeds (seed bank) are viable in the soil the longer the monitoring period. Once there are no new plants emerging the plant can be considered eradicated.
Some of these plants show up in the nursery trade so there is always a chance that it may reestablish on the island. If you see any of these plants please contact us.
These are species that BIISC has successfully eradicated from the Big Island: