Invasive Plant Species Removal

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Japanese Knotweed Removal

Japanese Knotweed ,widely regarded as the UK’s most invasive plant species, was imported into the UK  in the early 19th Century. It has caused significant problems for owners and developers of land.

The plant grows very rapidly and has a deep-spreading root system, making it difficult to eradicate.

Problems Caused by Japanese Knotweed

  • Reduces bio-diversity by out-competing other native plants
  • Causes structural damage to buildings and other infrastructure
  • Increased risk of flooding due to dead foliage washed into rivers and streams
  • Increases the risk of soil erosion following the removal of Japanese Knotweed
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Clearing Japanese Knotweed For Network Rail

We are currently involved in an ongoing long-term project in association with Network Rail to clear Japanese Knotweed from the sides of railway tracks.

Japanese Knotweed, if left un-checked can cause serious problems in blocking railtracks and causing delays and stoppages to rail services.

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