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The fight continues against non-native invasive plants

Tom Zetterstrom, at right in photo, and Bob Gambino offered instruction on the safe and judicious use of glyphosate to kill non-native invasives that are destroying the local ecology. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of about 30 municipal highway crew members and other interested parties heard about how to manage Japanese knotweed at a workshop at the Falls Village Emergency Services Center on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The event was arranged by arborist Tom Zetterstrom of North Canaan.

Robert Gambino spoke about how to use glyphosate, the herbicide most people know as Roundup.

Gambino went over safety issues and environmental issues, and kept telling the group to read the labels on the chemical containers.

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