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Compost Encapsulation for Treatment of Soil Infested by Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Compost Encapsulation for Treatment of Soil Infested by Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed) Restoration Notes Restoration Notes have been a distinguishing feature of Ecological Restoration for more than 25 years. This section is geared toward introducing innovative research, tools, technologies, programs, and ideas, as well as providing short-term research results and updates on ongoing efforts. Please direct submissions and inquiries to the editorial staff (ERjournal@ aesop.rutgers.edu). propagules such as live roots and crowns of the plant could Compost Encapsulation for Treatment of be inactivated, thus restoring the soil for other uses. Soil Infested by Polygonum cuspidatum In early 2015 adverse spring thaw conditions resulted (Japanese knotweed) in slope failure along County Road 22—East Brook Laurence Day (Corresponding author: Soil and Groundwa- Road, Town of Walton, Delaware County, NY. The fail - ter Specialist, Delaware County Soil and Water Conserva- ure extended along 15 m of road edge and spanned fully tion District, Walton, NY 13856, ldday7@gmail.com) and downslope to impact a 30 m length along the edge of the Susan McIntyre (Solid Waste Director, Delaware County adjacent stream. Substantial sediment and bed load were being added to the stream and the road’s stability threat- Department of Public Works, P.O. Box 311, Delhi, NY ened. The failed bank of brown, well drained gravelly sandy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Compost Encapsulation for Treatment of Soil Infested by Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)

Ecological Restoration , Volume 34 (3) – Aug 9, 2016

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Abstract

Restoration Notes Restoration Notes have been a distinguishing feature of Ecological Restoration for more than 25 years. This section is geared toward introducing innovative research, tools, technologies, programs, and ideas, as well as providing short-term research results and updates on ongoing efforts. Please direct submissions and inquiries to the editorial staff (ERjournal@ aesop.rutgers.edu). propagules such as live roots and crowns of the plant could Compost Encapsulation for Treatment of be inactivated, thus restoring the soil for other uses. Soil Infested by Polygonum cuspidatum In early 2015 adverse spring thaw conditions resulted (Japanese knotweed) in slope failure along County Road 22—East Brook Laurence Day (Corresponding author: Soil and Groundwa- Road, Town of Walton, Delaware County, NY. The fail - ter Specialist, Delaware County Soil and Water Conserva- ure extended along 15 m of road edge and spanned fully tion District, Walton, NY 13856, ldday7@gmail.com) and downslope to impact a 30 m length along the edge of the Susan McIntyre (Solid Waste Director, Delaware County adjacent stream. Substantial sediment and bed load were being added to the stream and the road’s stability threat- Department of Public Works, P.O. Box 311, Delhi, NY ened. The failed bank of brown, well drained gravelly sandy

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Aug 9, 2016

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