|Pinney's Beach before Lethal Yellow Disease|
|Effects of Lethal Yellowing Disease|
Fortunately, efforts are being made to replant these iconic symbols of Tropic islands. Various government ministries have committed themselves in a scheme to replant resistant coconut strains across both islands of St Kitts and Nevis, but is this enough? No one really knows the true amount of coconut palms lost to this 'complex' but its impact is evident. Although bring in resistant types would in the long run help, its those trees that survived that leave me to ponder why? Do these survivors have a natural ability to fend off attack. If they do in fact come from better genetic stock, then the constant harvesting for jellies is only adding to the complex of coconut decline.
|Nut grabber in action|