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Pointer: Wildgroei exoten

Gepubliceerd: 4 October 2021

Source: KRO/NCRV (Translated from Dutch)

The Japanese knotweed is spreading in the Netherlands. This exotic plant overgrows gardens, construction sites, and railways. The Japanese knotweed can grow ten centimeters per day and manages to penetrate the tiniest cracks in asphalt, pipes, and concrete. Control measures are necessary due to erosion of dikes and the weakening of embankments, as well as the displacement of native species. Some municipalities spend millions of euros annually on control efforts, and even citizens like Myrthe from Zeeland dedicate hours each week to subduing this invasive plant in their gardens. What can we do to stop the Japanese knotweed invasion?

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