Japanese knotweed – It’s here, growing somewhere near you.

Wednesday 31st May 2017

I like to avoid dramatic headlines, when writing this blog. However there is a time and a place, when I think you can be excused for using one. Are we winning the war against Japanese knotweed? The short answer is ‘No’. We can and do win individual battles, and nothing gives me greater satisfaction than being able to certify that a site’s knotweed has indeed been eradicated. However knotweed is still being spread faster than it is being controlled and many infestations are either not being controlled at all (let alone eradicated) or are being inappropriately treated.

Inappropriate treatment is a source of concern to me. I came across one instance the other week, where ‘Professional’ Knotweed contractors were giving some very poor advice to a client – one that could have had some serious consequences for them (heavy fines and/or prosecution) as well as environmental issues. Fortunately the client realised that this proposal was inappropriate and called us in. We rapidly devised a simple and cost effective means of enabling the client’s works to proceed and completed the works yesterday.

I started in the Japanese knotweed industry many years ago and went full time in the industry from early in 2005. Other people in the company have similar or earlier start dates, as such we can call upon a wealth of experience in finding an appropriate solution for your knotweed problem.

With staff covering all of England & Wales, speak to the professional Japanese knotweed Company about your knotweed problems, contact us on 01327 703129 or 01962 886060 or email us on enquiries@jkweed.co.uk or sharon@jkweed.co.uk