September Stewardship Saturday: Remove Japanese Knotweed


A thick stand of Japanese knotweed.

Join us on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at the Woodland School from 10 a.m. to noon as we continue our attack on Japanese Knotweed! The Conservation Department and WFTA are managing Japanese Knotweed at several sites in Weston and we are ready to add another. This particular population is adjacent to a well-used trail as well as in close proximity to wetlands.


Participants will learn how to identify Japanese Knotweed, why it is so problematic, as well as some useful tips for managing it on your own property. Then we’ll head into the woods and work together to manually cut and pile Knotweed stems.


The long-term strategy for this site will likely involve a combination of mechanical cutting and herbicide treatment.


Park and gather in the rear lot of the Woodland School- the Knotweed site is a short walk-in from the lot on a well-established trail. View a map of the location here.