Release the trees at Necanicum Forest (cancelled)

April 15, 2020


Wednesday, April 15
10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Necanicum Forest

NCLC has been working to rid its Necanicum Forest Habitat Reserve of invasive Japanese knotweed for several years. Last year native trees and shrubs were planted in spots left bare by removal of knotweed. Volunteers are now needed to weed around those recent plantings, “releasing” them to grow more robustly and to foster healthy riparian habitat.

Knotweed is a robust weed, native to Eurasia, that has invaded riverside forests. It was widely planted in logging camps and along headwater streams in the 1900s. Floods transported root masses downstream, creating huge infestations on many Oregon rivers, including the Necanicum.

Please e-mail Stewardship Director Melissa Reich at or call her at 503-738-9126 if you plan to attend; she will provide directions to the site and additional details. Wear gloves and work boots. NCLC will supply the necessary tools. Bring water and snacks/lunch; there is no potable water at the site, and no toilets. Dogs are not allowed on any NCLC properties.

Interested in controlling knotweed on your own property? It needs to be done carefully to avoid further spreading this robust weed. Click for guidance from The Nature Conservancy.