Japanese Knotweed is an aggressive invasive plant that is rapidly gaining a foothold in New London and the Pleasant Lake Watershed. Although not an aquatic weed, the spread of this plant could impact the natural habitat and erosion resistance qualities around Pleasant Lake.
Therefore, watershed residents are encouraged to learn to identify this plant and to consider the implications of allowing this plant to thrive and spread.
To learn more, please use these links:
- Homeowners Guide to Japanese Knotweed Control – Five page guide prepared by the New London Conservation Commission describes alternative control treatments.
- PLPA Knotweed Article – A concise three page article about the plant and its management prepared by Craig and Emily Williamson and provided by them to the PLPA.