One of these red mistletoes has been browsed by possums, while the other is healthy. Aerial possum poisoning using the chemical 1080 does much to protect threatened plants. In 2005 the Department of Conservation classification for red mistletoe was ‘gradual decline’.
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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10052830 (top); 10057226 (bottom)
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