Initial eradication of Lysichiton americanus from the Netherlands

  • Published source details Rotteveel A.J.W. (2007) Initial eradication of Lysichiton americanus from the Netherlands. Abstracts of the EWRS-Symposium 2007, Hamar, Norway, p.36.


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Skunk cabbage: Physical removal

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Control of Freshwater Invasive Species
  1. Skunk cabbage: Physical removal

    A study in 2005-2008 in the Netherlands (Rotteveel 2007) found that manual removal of mature skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus was effective for a small outbreak of a small-growing plant.  In 2008, two plants of over one year old, and dozens of new seedlings were found and subsequently removed by volunteers.  This followed an annual inspection and removal programme which started in December 2005.  Following removal, skunk cabbage plants were dug up, and then buried deep in the ground.  No further information was available.

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