Invasive plants out-compete and displace native plants. They reduce biodiversity and wildlife habitat by changing cover, nest sites, water quality, and foods. Invasive plants can cause human health problems too.
How do I go about addressing invasive plants on my property?
Knowing where to start can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, NH Fish and Game created this guide to planning successful projects – Picking Our Battles.
What methods are available for controlling invasive plants on my property?
There are a lot of good resources available to help you select the best method for controlling invasive plants. Be sure to consider a program of integrated pest management. Treating invasive plants near wetlands requires some additional consideration so read the label on all over-the-counter pesticides you purchase and use.
What should I do with the invasive plants after I remove them from my property?
Did you know it is illegal to collect, transport, sell, distribute, propagate, or transplant prohibited invasive plant species? Have a plan for handling vegetative material. Information from the UNH Cooperative Extension can help: Disposing of Non Native Invasive Plants.
Report Japanese Knotweed on Bedford’s Roadways....
Did you know that the Department of Public Works implements a program of Japanese Knotweed treatment along town roadways. If you know of an infestation, you can report it online through the Report a Concern link.