Pinus caribaea Moreler
slash pine
Pinaceae
     

This evergreen tree can form dense monotypic stands reaching 15 m in height displacing all other plants. The seeds are dispersed by wind, and it is rapidly destroyed by fire. Control in native ecosystems is by felling. It has not been evaluated for biological control because it is still hoped that it will produce timber for a forest industry.

The principal infestation is on Moloka'i.


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