Do you have Japanese knotweed growing on your property? UMATR can help!

UMATR is offering financial assistance to landowners within our Wild and Scenic region who are interested in combating Japanese knotweed infestations. Up to $200 can be used to buy materials to install mechanical (not chemical) control methods.

UMATR will also offer guidance and technical assistance to recipients of these funds. Please contact us with questions.

Learn more about knotweed through this report*,which gives an overview of several mechanical methods that could be used.

*created by Arrowwood Environmental for the MRBA in 2020.

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Japanese knotweed is a non-native invasive species that colonizes riverbanks and displaces native habitat. Knotweed grows in tall, thick infestations that shade out native species and can destabilize riverbanks and cause erosion. Any part of the plant can regenerate under the right conditions, so it is important to properly dispose of any cuttings - even small fragments can wash downstream and start a new infestation.

View this interactive map (created in 2020 by Arrowwood Environmental for the Missisquoi River Basin Association (MRBA)) to see infestations found along our riverbanks. The MRBA continues to research effective ways to combat knotweed, and UMATR is happy to help landowners with this effort.