Today East Coast Bays Club members joined forces with Greenhithe Ecology Network and members of National's Blue Green Group to tackle the infestation of Moth Plant that has taken root in the William Gamble Reserve. In just two hours we were able to remove hundreds of seedlings and close to 300 seed pods.
What is moth plant? One of Auckland's most noxious weeds, moth plant is a woody vine that can grow up to eight meters high, has sticky white sap, smothers native vegetation and produces large choko like seed pods that dry and split, releasing up to a 1000 parachute-like seeds per pod.