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Japanese Knotweed Community Training


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Japanese knotweed, also known as "Michigan bamboo", is a highly invasive plant in our region and it's becoming a major issue for homeowners and land managers. Its incredible root system can damage infrastructure and above ground, it chokes out native vegetation and hurts wildlife habitat. This community training will focus on:

  • How knotweed grows and spreads
  • The best time and methods for controlling knotweed
  • Hands-on demonstrations at a knotweed-infested site
  • Techniques for preventing the spread of knotweed including proper handling of waste. 

We will begin indoors for a presentation and then venture to a knotweed site for hands-on demonstrations of proper identification and treatment. 

This training is free and open to anyone with knotweed concerns. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. RSVPs are required as space is limited. You can register here

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Please meet at West Shore Medical Center, classroom #1 (1465 E. Parkdale Ave., Manistee, MI). Carpooling will be available to our demonstration site, located approximately three miles away.
Contact: Emily Cook, ISN Outreach Specialist, (231)941-0960 x20 or email ecook@gtcd.org

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