skunk cabbage - Knowledgebase Question

conneaut, Oh
Question by M327
March 20, 2010
I have a sloped area where I would love to put step beds leading down to a small creek Lots of skunk cabbage. How do you get rid of it without harming water supply and wildlife.

Answer from NGA
March 20, 2010


Everything I've read has the same message - Skunk cabbage, once established, is almost impossible to eradicate, surviving up to a century or more in the same area. The roots are large and often grow deeply in the ground. You can certainly try to dig it out, though, and I hope you'll be successful.

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