Weed it or not, here it comes - Japanese knotweed

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The destructive Japanese knotweed could put lives at risk on major infrastructure projects. Vancouver Sun, July 6, 2012, front page!
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The predominant one here is Bohemian knotweed, the hybrid between Japanese and giant knotweeds, which are much less abundant in this region.
     
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    Thank you for the heads up. We live in Ohio and I had no idea this plant was even present here, now I read it is a noxious weed here too. Seems like all we do is fight invasive plants. Just yesterday I cut some Japanese honeysuckle off of some native black walnut trees that were getting strangled. Next to that were some Ailanthus trees (you have no idea how much I hate those things).
     
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