Japanese Knotweed

During Last Monday’s Historical Commission meeting Ken Whittaker (city’s conservation agent) spoke of the issue that the city does not have a proper method to dispose of the Japanese Knotweed.  The current composting procedures do not reach a high enough temperature to kill the rhizomes.  Rockport double bags their knotweed and takes it directly to be incinerated.  Until  Mr. Whittaker has established an approved knotweed disposal plan that will not infect the rest of the city with knotweed, what is cut down must remain in the cemetery and not be placed in Oval Park.  He wants all of the cuttings to be placed in one location.  Later this week I’ll start to pile.



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