Eradication of invasive plant species on Giannutri

Giannutri will be different next spring: the yellow blooms of the native species will replace the pink colour of the blossom of the Hottentot fig, an exotic and invasive species, removed from the island over the past year. It was a complex operation, with the manual uprooting of the plant from the sheer cliffs overlooking the sea and with the use, in other more accessible zones, of alternative technology intended to deprive the plant of light and cause it to dry up where it grew. In the areas freed from this alien species, the eradication was followed by the planting of native flowers and shrubs that will soon return to cover the island’s coastline. 

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