Curse of the noxious knotweed.

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by togata57, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    She should have read last year's article (or her neighbour and the council should have read it):
    UK government concedes defeat to Japanese knotweed.
    I see that one can buy insurance to cover the discovery of Japanese knotweed on a property in England:
    Japanese Knotweed - Countrywide Legal Indemnity Cover

    The CBC reports that we're using goats on it in nearby Chilliwack (reported in May, 2016)
    Goats turned loose on Chilliwack's destructive Japanese Knotweed

    I wonder what we're doing here about the knotweed at the base of the Ironworkers Bridge?
    Concrete-busting weed can threaten projects
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Over several years, I eliminated a fairly small stand of Japanese knotweed in my Burnaby, BC garden by constantly keeping it cut off at ground level. This method also worked on goutweed, lily-of-the-valley and chameleon plant. All were completely on my property . . . not coming in from the neighbour's. It requires great vigilance and patience but is eventually successful. Most plants do need to photosynthesize to live.
     

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