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2 thoughts on “Knotweed’s spread has conservationists reaching for herbicide

  1. Where’s the outrage? We’re talking chemicals here. Aren’t all chemicals poison? Isn’t all poison bad? And who said these county people could bring their poisons onto our beloved island? Don’t they know we’re really part of King County, well Seattle, really? Don’t they?

    OK, so organic chemicals must be good, because they are organic and probably sustainable, but that’s not the point.

    People who chop, dig, mow or poison knotweed are just SELFISH! Knotweed is a living thing. It must be nurtured, cared for, understood. Salmon and knotweed must learn to get along. Let’s have a city sponsored charrette, hire some consultants, sell some councilmanic bonds.

    There must be solutions other than killing living things.

  2. “Pulling at knotweed is futile. Hacking at it makes it worse. Mowing it spreads its growth, and digging at its roots, Coggon said, “just makes it angry.”

    I wonder what happens when you throw money at it.

    KC’s noxious weed program is lobbying for more money. Hopefully, if they get it, they won’t do what Kitsap County has traditionally done with any increase: hire more staff.

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