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Old 09-19-2009, 02:10 PM   #22
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Location: Lyme, NH

Well, I got it all done today! I chopped down every buckthorn and honeysuckle and girdled every Norway maple in that alley - and also put a good dent in the Solanum dulcamara population. In a neat twist, I found some patches of Bidens. In a disturbing twist, I found a large patch of Japanese knotweed - still young, however, and right next to the foundations of the businesses on the other side of the alley, so I think they will end up taking care of them.

No one showed up to help, but some showed up to talk. The problem in my neighborhood is that most people are elderly, and the rest seemingly have children. So either the time or the ability is lacking. The couple who own the house with the buckthorn in the garden showed up, and we had a nice chat. They didn't know what it was and had just moved in about 2 years ago. They're in their 80s, so I offered to come by and chop it down for them, which they were happy to have me do.
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