Knotweed, Roundup and Native Plants

Discussion in 'Plants: Conservation' started by littleurq, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. littleurq

    littleurq New Member

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    Hi there planting community. We have recently purchased a home in Harrison along a slow moving river. Unfortunately knotweed was included. We have been advised to treat the knotweed by injecting with round up. We are going to wait until our masons and leafcutters are done and then begin treating. I would also like to plant some native species in our yard - especially edible plants for the small creatures that frequent the yard. Would it be advisable to wait to plant anything new until the knotweed has been taken care of? Thank-you!
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I wouldn't plant anything within the root zone of the knotweed--but that should be relatively close to the patch of it (because if it's rooted, it'll emerge as stems quickly).
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Note that glyphosate is to be kept away from rivers and streams as it retains its recognizable composition as much as a mile downstream.
     
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