Japanese Knotweed is listed as one of the world’s top 100 invasive species and amongst the most difficult plants to control. This plant has the potential to impact homes, roads, parking lots, and other infrastructure. Evidence shows that manual removal, digging it up or chopping the stalks is not a viable long term solution. The combination of the deep root network and the fact that the smallest amount of the plant can re-root making the eradication of the plant very difficult. Only specific chemicals used by trained professionals seems to be the most effective method in controlling Japanese Knotweed.
The current knotweed sites in the Village of Chase are:
View the Chase Knotweed Map
How to Identify Japanese Knotweed
If you spot Japanese Knotweed in your yard, neighbourhood or anywhere within the Village, please let us know! Call the Village Office at 250.679.3238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you see Japanese Knotweed, or signs indicating the plants being treated, avoid contact and keep pets away. If there is contact with plants that have been treated and should any skin irritation occur, wash affected areas with soap and water.
To learn more about Japanese Knotweed or other invasive plants visit the websites below: