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Conservation Takes First Steps to Eradicate Knotweed at Brush dump: Volunteers Needed

For those of you who missed #knotweedgate, an episode when the town of Weston unknowingly planted Japanese knotweed in the town center, the bottom line is we have a large, extremely difficult invasive issue in this town. What we all know now is that the culprit for the town center debacle is the fill coming from an area in the

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Town Center Gets New Trees and a Watering Trough Refill

Yesterday (and the day before), the Owl took a little flap around the Town Green. While Monday evening’s visit was a little upsetting–the planting of Japanese knotweed is alternately shocking and hilarious–Tuesday afternoon’s walk was a bit more successful because TREES. According to Lori Hess, Chair of the Tree Advisory Group and Planning Board member-elect, forty new trees are in

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Town Center Project Facing a New and Tenacious Enemy: Japanese Knotweed

On a sunny day stroll around the soon-to-be-done (?) Town Center Improvement Project, the Owl noted tiny sprouts of Japanese knotweed coming up in the “hell strips” — the small dirt-covered areas between road and sidewalk–and even in Knox Park. Wherever this fill came from, it has brought a major invader that will be difficult to eradicate. For those not

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