What is Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica)?
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) is Britain’s most invasive alien weed. It was first introduce from Japan in the 1850’s and has since spread to occupy at least one site in every 10km2 across England and Wales.
This invasive plant can have such a dramatic effect on structures, foundations, concrete and tarmac surfaces, the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act made it illegal to spread or to allow the spread of Japanese Knotweed.
Act now by contacting Knotweed Eradication for a consultation, survey and quotation before the problem gets out of control. A little time and money spent now could save thousands of pounds later.
Timely and appropriate management of land infested with Knotweed can avoid excessive costs, potential prosecution and prevent physical damage to buildings and hard standings.
Our solutions can form part of a normal site clearance, are programmable to meet the developers needs, can avoid large land fill and haulage costs and are backed by over 30 years weed control experience.
Japanese Knotweed – The legal Issues
The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – It is an offence to plant or otherwise cause Knotweed to grow in the wild.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990, Duty of Care regulations 1991 – Cut Knotweed material and soil containing rhizomes must be disposed of as a controlled waste. If removed from their site of origin.
Third Party Litigation – A land owner may be sued for costs and damages if found to have allowed Knotweed to spread from your property to that of an adjacent land owner.