Yesterday Bobbie and I again donned our rather warm spray suits to cut and treat most of the remaining Japanese Knotweed in the Valley. If left unmanaged, then this non-native invasive plant forms a dense mono-culture that swaps other vegetation. The stems grow like bamboo up to around 10ft and have large distinctive leaves.
As Laura reported on one of our recent outings, it’s great to see our hard work is paying off. On previously treated areas we are often only finding sparse low regrowth which we can easily spray off.
This year on plot 105 at Chalk Farm in Wellesley, we cut and treated the remaining half of the Japanese Knotweed.
It’s very rewarding to get on top of this large area and open up the bank. A huge thank you for everyone’s help on this challenging task.
Acting Senior Ranger Stuart