Japanese knotweed in the West Midlands

Tuesday 5th April 2011

My mother was born in the West Midlands, as were my Grandparents and Great-grand parents! I live and work near this area and regularly visit sites in and around this locality. So this part of the country is an area that I know well. Ive even removed Japanese knotweed from the old Royal Enfield works, where my Grandfather worked.

Japanese knotweed is very common in the West Midlands, particularly in the Black Country and surrounding areas and in and around Coventry. However it is increasingly found in the other parts of the West Midlands including Birmingham and Solihull. In some parts of the West Midlands, it is becoming increasingly difficult to NOT find Japanese knotweed in a relatively small area!

Obviously this will have consequences for landowners and Local Authorities in the years to come. The presence of Japanese knotweed can have a significant effect in the price that can be expected when selling a property (whether this is for re-development or not) and adds complexity and cost for any developer.

The Knotweed Company can offer a full site survey, and herbicide programme, which works within the Japanese knotweed Code of Practice and recommended herbicide practice. This may take 3 years or more to achieve eradication. By following Best Practice, the customer can be assured that eradication will follow and their investment will be protected.

Whatever your weed problem, wed be glad to hear from you and can offer solutions and competitive quotations throughout England and Wales.

Contact Brian Taylor on 01327 340770 or email me on my email