Dealing with Invasive and Poisonous Plants

Japanese Knotweed-A common invasive plant in Cavendish. 

Japanese Knotweed-A common invasive plant in Cavendish. 

As part of the Cavendish Transfer Station’s new Yard Waste Re Cycling, it’s important to understand how to dispose of invasive/poisonous plants. Use the following links to learn more about the top invasives in Vermont and how to control them.

Asiatic bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.)

Bush honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)

Burning bush (Euonymus alatus)

Common reed (Phragmites australis)

Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Norway maple (Acer platanoides)

Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Yellow-flag iris (Iris pseudacorus)

If you aren’t sure what’s an invasive on your property, contact the Black River Action Team (BRAT) Plant Partners program.  BRAT will conduct a “Weed Walk” with you to help inventory your greenery, prioritize some different tactics you could try, and strategize a management plan that works for your budget and your schedule.