As part of an on-going project with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Hanover Conservancy has conducted a treatment to control invasive Japanese Knotweed along the corridor of Mink Brook in the Mink Brook Nature Preserve. A special permit has been issued for this work, carried out by a licensed professional under the supervision of our eco-forester, Ehrhard Frost. Our project is funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Aggressive non-native plants like Japanese knotweed, honeysuckle, bittersweet, and glossy buckthorn steal habitat from native plants and wildlife. We are in the middle of a three-year project to control them.
In the spring of 2012, we began the next phase of this project, replanting with 2000 native trees and shrubs that are well-adapted to growing conditions at Mink Brook Nature Preserve.