Japanese Knotweed Removal in Cornwall
Japanese Knotweed removal in Cornwall is on the rise, as many of our clients in Cornwall are not aware of how invasive Japanese Knotweed is when, in fact, it is listed in the top 100 most invasive plants in the world.
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia Japonica), is not native to Europe therefore the pests and diseases that control it in Japan are not in place here. This means that it is free to spread without any resistance.
The majority of Japanese Knotweed has been spread by riverbank erosion, and by mans’ activities, such as fly-tipping garden waste and moving contaminated soil. Mechanical flails and mowers will also spread the plant.
Japanese knotweed has become widespread in the area of Cornwall and many of our clients in Cornwall have contacted us because Japanese knotweed has spread onto their land. Many watercourses are choked with it and large areas or derelict land, waste land, roadside verges and hedges have become infested. It is a significant problem that many developers in Cornwall are facing.
We have been helping our clients in Cornwall to put in place a management plan for the eradication of Japanese knotweed on their land.
One of the methods we use for Japanese knotweed removal in Cornwall is removal and excavation which occurs when there is normally not enough time to treat it with a systemic herbicide. Usually, this is due to time constraints from builders or planned development. Under these circumstances, removal and excavation is the ideal solution. Once the site has been excavated, it can be issued with a certificate confirming the site to be clear of Japanese knotweed. The planned development of the site can then continue.
Do you think you have Japanese Knotweed in your garden or on your land? Contact Japanese Knotweed Expert today to arrange a site survey for Japanese Knotweed removal in Cornwall or in surrounding areas. Why not follow us on Twitter to hear the latest news from Japanese Knotweed Expert?