Clearing of the Australian pines and other non-native plants is expected to continue for the next two weeks on Fullerton Island, a deserted 12-acre parcel scheduled to become an aquatics preserve for kayakers and small boaters.
“We found a big beehive in a tree. But other than that, there hasn’t been much wildlife out here,” said Clint Hodges, speaking above a 15-ton excavator yanking out 30-foot-tall trees and piles of Brazilian pepper from the Intracoastal Waterway island just west of Burt Reynolds Park.
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