On Friday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator is looking for volunteers to help the Town remove invasive Japanese knotweed from a few areas in Lyme.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers and bottled water. The plan is to cut the knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material using the “method of 3s,” which involves undertaking three chops this growing season (May, mid-July and August), then repeating the process for three years to eliminate the knotweed for good without herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant.
Interested volunteers should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive more information and directions. A brochure explaining how to eliminate knotweed at home can be found here.