Newton Conservators: Japanese Knotweed Pull at Hammond Pond

Sunday June 5 — 10:00am – 12 noon

From the Newton Conservators Spring Newsletter:

“Japanese Knotweed is a bamboo-like invader from Asia that can create dense 8’ tall single-species stands. Knotweed is a tough adversary because any small root fragments we leave behind will spring back to life the following year. Government scientists are seeking biological control agents for this species in Asia but presently, we are stuck controlling the plant by hand. Persistence pays with this species, and eradication is possible, but it takes several years to truly finish the job. Bring pitchforks, garden spades, and hand pruners, if you have them. Meet at small parking lot off Hammond Pond Parkway adjacent to pond and within view of the former Macy’s store.”