Lyme Nix the Knotweed Days

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Date: Fri July 8, 2022 thru Sat July 9, 2022
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: July 8-Whalebone Cove, July 9-Reed Landing, Old Hamburg Rd, Joshua Pond
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Help us Nix the Knotweed and create pollinator gardens in its place! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. In places that are ready, we will prepare and plant native plants to create patches for pollinators.  Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. Better yet, organize a neighborhood Nix the Knotweed Day! We will tackle the knotweed using the “method of 3s”: cut knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material; 3 chops this growing season (May, mid-July, and August) We will repeat this for 3 years to take care of the knotweed for good without using herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant. We will fully solarize all plant material in the bags to kill it, before safe disposal. For a brochure on Nix the Knotweed Method of 3s.

Or, if you wish, you may eat it. It is edible!

Bring clippers or loppers, work gloves, and your own water bottle. We’ll provide the bags!

Please register: Openspace@townlyme.org for directions and more information. Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant which crowds out native plants that pollinators and other wildlife depend upon for survival.


 

Help us Nix the Knotweed and create pollinator gardens in its place! Join our work party to help remove invasive knotweed from a few areas in Lyme and learn to control Knotweed on your own property. In places that are ready, we will prepare and plant native plants to create patches for pollinators.  Or join the day and remove knotweed on your own property. Better yet, organize a neighborhood Nix the Knotweed Day! We will tackle the knotweed using the “method of 3s”: cut knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material; 3 chops this growing season (May, mid-July, and August) We will repeat this for 3 years to take care of the knotweed for good without using herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant. We will fully solarize all plant material in the bags to kill it, before safe disposal. For a brochure on Nix the Knotweed Method of 3s.

Or, if you wish, you may eat it. It is edible!

Bring clippers or loppers, work gloves, and your own water bottle. We’ll provide the bags!

Please register: Openspace@townlyme.org for directions and more information. Sponsored by the Town of Lyme, Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Friends of Whalebone Cove, and Lyme Land Trust.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant which crowds out native plants that pollinators and other wildlife depend upon for survival.