What is Japanese Knotweed?
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) is Britain's most invasive non-native plant. It was originally brought over from the Far East as an ornamental plant by the Victorians, however it has now established itself throughout the UK as well as Europe, USA, Canada and New Zealand.
Why is Japanese Knotweed a Problem?
Japanese Knotweed spreads easily via rhizomes and cut stems or crowns. The aggressive growth causes extensive damage to buildings, foundations, and roads, resulting in costly delays to development projects. Because of its regenerative properties and invasive nature, Japanese Knotweed is listed under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as a plant that is not to be planted or otherwise introduced into the wild. The Environmental Protection Act 1990 also lists it as 'controlled waste' to be disposed of properly. There are legal obligations to prevent and ensure that it does not spread should it be found on your land.
How can Mick George Help?
At Mick George we specialise in cost-effective and efficient eradication solutions for whatever Knotweed problem you encounter. Our highly knowledgeable team provide sound advice and a comprehensive, sustainable solution to fit your budget, the site requirements and regulations.
Call our team of experts on 0800 587 3329 to find out how we can help you.
Mick George offer a 'total solution' consultancy service, providing professional advice on the appropriate Japanese Knotweed treatment required. This includes a FREE site survey to identify the extent of the Japanese Knotweed infestation, allowing us to advise you on the most cost-effective solution to eradicate the problem.
With a wide range of eradication options available Mick George will design a package to suit your timescales and budget.
Mick George can provide the following treatment options:
- Excavation and on-site treatment - excavate Knotweed and move to a convenient area of the site, for chemical treatment. Once eradication is complete the soil can be re-introduced to the site.
- Excavation and Disposal - excavate and remove Knotweed from the site and transport to our licensed landfill sites.
- Excavation and on-site burial - excavate Knotweed and bury the contaminated soil in a sealed membrane capsule. The site must not be disturbed after excavation and must be clearly marked on all deeds, plans and maps to prevent future disturbance and contamination. The Environment Agency must be notified prior to any on-site burial activity.
- Chemical spraying - application of herbicides used over two to four growing seasons in order to eradicate the infestation.