Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Wednesbury
Did you know that it is an offence to cause or allow Japanese Knotweed to spread in the wild? This is under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The invasive plant is frequently in the news, but it could be lurking at the end of your garden – which is why we need to begin the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Wednesbury.
Japanese Knotweed has deceiving heart or spade-shaped leaves of up to 5 ½ inches in length. The plant flowers in late summer to early autumn, with tall spurs of creamy white flowers which can reach a colossal 6 inches long.
It can grow its way through surfaces as tough as tarmac and cause extreme structural damage to properties. The destructive nature of the plant is the reason why individuals, businesses and organisations have a legal responsibility to prevent certain invasive non-native plants or injurious weeds on their premises spreading into the wild.
It is a non-native plant that threatens our native biodiversity by crowding out native species and destabilising river banks, also causing damage to forestry, agriculture and infrastructure sectors.
Local councils and the police have the power to issue Community Protection Notices, under anti-social behaviour powers, to require someone to control or prevent the growth of Japanese Knotweed. This is due to the destructiveness of the plant, and the fact it can cause serious problems to communities. However, you do not need to fear such penalties when we are here to help remove Japanese Knotweed in Wednesbury!
If you have suspected Japanese Knotweed growing on your land, then the first steps to go ahead would be to have a site survey report completed. This would give us details of the Knotweed, i.e.
- Age of stands
- If the stands have been pre-treated
- If the Knotweed has caused structural damage
- RICS assessment
- Site plan
Contact us today, to arrange you site visit and start the process of the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Wednesbury.