On Tuesday, Jul. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Town of Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator, together with Friends of Whalebone Cove and the Lyme Land Trust, is holding another “Nix the Knotweed Day” to remove the invasive plant from our area.
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 a year, 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.