Few invasive species found in tree shipments this year

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Sundee Campbell, Amy Kennedy, Nani Kuehu and Lory Cummings adjust decorations on a Norfolk pine at Kauai Nursery & Landscaping in Puhi.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Sundee Campbell, Amy Kennedy, Nani Kuehu and Lory Cummings, from left, pose near one of the Norfolk pines at Kauai Nursery & Landscaping in Puhi.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Increased biosecurity has led to a lower number of invasive species being found in tree shipments coming from the Mainland to Oahu.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Increased biosecurity has led to a lower number of invasive species being found in tree shipments coming from the Mainland to Oahu.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island

    Poinsettias of both the red and pink varieties are popular holiday plants, for decoration and for hostess gifts, according to managers at Kauai Nursery & Landscaping in Puhi.

LIHUE — Glimpses of gold glistening between the branches of your holiday centerpiece are probably just tricks of the light this year and not flashes of an invasive wasp that sometimes comes to Hawaii on tree shipments.

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