Japanese knotweed was introduced from Japan in 1825 as an ornamental plant, but its rapid annual growth and relentless spread allows it to easily overwhelm other garden plants, and more seriously, has the capacity to cause structural damage. Removal of this invasive plant is therefore of utmost concern to all in the built environment.
It is essential that when developing land impacted by Japanese knotweed that developers are aware of the risks posed to avoid the pitfalls of costly remediation, litigation and resale issues. According to The Property Care Association, if Japanese knotweed is on or within 7 metres of any proposed site you should seek specialist advice. They also advise that the area is fenced-off with all efforts concentrating on reducing any contamination.
Luckily, swift action offers a greater range of cost-effective remediation options, and it is possible to fully eradicate the plant providing a specialist team is on-hand to tackle the problem. Here, Invasive Vegetation Management take you through the options available, and the help and assistance on offer to ensure freedom from this unrelenting and damaging plant.