$450,000 Grant to Eradicate Knotweeds and Other Invasive Species

According to the Department of Fish and Wildlifedfw, the Redwood Community Action Agency has been awarded $450,000 for a “cooperative project with Humboldt and Del Norte County Agriculture Departments, California Department of Transportation, California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Yurok Tribe, to eradicate non-native knotweeds and other invasive species at more than 100 locations in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.”

Non-native knotweeds and other invasive species found in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Photo by Monica Walker, King County, Washington

Non-native knotweeds and other invasive species found in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Photo by Monica Walker, King County, Washington

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6 comments

  • guest (NOT the other one)

    Will they come do my yard? Pleasepleaseplease?!??

    I’ve been trying to get rid of it for 15 years without success — has roots like a brillo pad made out of heavy gauge iron wire.

  • LAZY SKUNK RANCH

    How much round up and garlon will they be blowing that cash on?

  • 0LDMANWHOSTUMBLESINTHEWOODS

    could some kind person post a good pic of this strangler? thanks

  • I worked with the Yurok Tribe several years back to tackle two different species of knotweed that had crept into the Lower Klamath. It is often found adjoining stream or wetland areas, so spraying herbicides is often not allowed, nor was it allowed per the terms of Tribal ordinaces prohibiting herbice spraying. The most effective approach they discovered was to inject herbicide into the stem of each plant near the ground – while labor intensive, it was one of the few approaches they found that effectively killed the plant and had the lowest level of resprouting. I believe there was a certain time of year when this was best done. This also greatly contained and focused the herbicide use and was deemed acceptable by the Tribal Council and others compared to herbicdee spraying. I believe Del Norte County still sprays patches of knotweed where they are off-reservation and not adjoining waterways. Anyway, nasty and persistent invasive plant.

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