Sunday, June 08, 2008

Japanese Knotweed - now we shall have to fight it on the beaches!

'Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) grows much larger in Scotland than it does in Japan and can burst through tarmac and on occasions can penetrate houses, as well as outcompeting almost all other vegetation. The extensive root system is very difficult to eradicate,' advises the Scottish Government.

Not content with its current takeover bid on the River Nairn, Japanese Knotweed has now established a beachhead here too. This frightening picture was taken this evening. Advice to the local authority: take a good look at the Japenese knotweed Alliance site, take a few deep breaths, drive down to the Links, set phasers to stun and advance.

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