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Nelson's knotweed needs a removal plan:Invasive Plant Committee

Nelson needs to get on top of its invasive weed situation because they threaten infrastructure and the environment – which will cost taxpayers in the long run.

That’s a key message from the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee.

Technician Mathew Chilakos found over 60 patches of knotweed alone – mainly on private property- and many homeowners aren’t even aware of the threat.

The committee’s Crystal Klim would like to see nelson adopt a strategy to educate homeowners.

In almost all cases the weeds need to be dug out.

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