What is Japanese Knotweed?
Japanese Knotweed is Britain’s most invasive non-native plant. Originally introduced in 1825 from Asia as an ornamental plant. Due to its highly invasive nature it has now escalated to highly concerning proportions soon taking over any areas it is allowed to develop.
Why is it such a problem?
Japanese Knotweed is actually an amazing plant, its vigour is quite remarkable growing in ideal conditions between 5 and 10 cms daily. Native species of plants don’t stand a chance here, being taken over without being able to compete. Japanese Knotweed has no natural enemies. Japanese Knotweed also, due to its incredibly aggressive growth will emphasise any weakness in foundations, road structures, car parks, walls etc., causing, in many cases, costly damage if not addressed quickly and professionally. Japanese Knotweed in the UK is now covered by a number of legal orders, namely Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Environment Protection Act 1990, Community Protection Notices.
What can I do?
Don’t Panic! Contact WeedWise Ltd to take care of your vegetation control needs, upload your pictures if possible and send to us. We will give you a free telephone consultation and then site visit to discuss the most cost effective options available to ensure the removal and eradication of all Japanese Knotweed. This need not be a huge problem it is just a ‘situation that needs to be resolved’.