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Japanese Knotweed an Unwelcome Invader

Do you know how to get rid of Japanese knotweed?

Japan­ese knotweed was first intro­duced to North Amer­i­ca in the late 19th cen­tu­ry for orna­men­tal use, which actu­al­ly is under­stand­able.  Its hol­low red tinged stems have dis­tinct raised joints (nodes) that remind me a lit­tle of bam­boo although it is not at all relat­ed. In fact, oth­er com­mon names for the plant are Amer­i­can bam­boo and […]

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Noxious Weeds are Obnoxious

Any­one who owns or man­ages land in the north San­ti­am Water­shed already knows how total­ly obnox­ious some plants can be.  I mean, they just don’t get it, do they?  You keep pulling, or dig­ging or spray­ing and like a bad pen­ny they just keep turn­ing up.  Some­times it seems almost hope­less. Nox­ious weeds are obnox­ious, […]

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