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Birmingham and Midlands Japanese Knotweed Removal

Are you a property owner, housing association or land developer in the heart of the Midlands?  Are you looking for a highly-specialised Japanese knotweed removal service in your area? That’s what we offer, in and around Birmingham. We understand local planning regulations and the specific conditions in the city.  Our confidence in our knotweed removal skill allows us to offer a 35-year guarantee, which no other company does.

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What is Japanese Knotweed?

Brought over to the UK in the 1850s, Japanese knotweed is a stubborn weed with a rapidly growing root system and no known predator. Whilst it may look pretty in isolated circumstances, this weed can quickly take over and do great damage to both land and property if left to spread.

Can You Eradicate Japanese Knotweed?

If you believe you have Japanese knotweed growing on your property, trying to get rid of it using at-home DIY methods is unlikely to work long-term. Whilst DIY removal may appear to have worked initially, this stubborn weed will root down as much as three metres below ground and continue to spread if even the smallest amount of rhizome is left.

In order to get rid of this weed completely, you will need the help of a RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) approved company such as Japanese Knotweed Specialists.

Is Japanese Knotweed Really a Problem in the City of Birmingham?

The answer to the question is yes. Many areas of Birmingham have a high density of buildings, such as Birmingham City Centre. For this reason, the impact of Japanese knotweed is devastating. A single square metre patch of this resilient and destructive plant may produce up to 250 shoots. One root system can spread up to 7m underground and the plant can grow as much as 2 cm a day. This results in damage to drains, roads, pavements, paths, driveways and walls.

For example, in 2016, one unhappy couple in Edgbaston could not sell their property because a neighbour had failed to control Japanese knotweed. A ten-foot high hedge threatened the foundations of the surrounding houses, making a mortgage impossible to obtain.

To avoid any risk of knotweed getting out of hand and encroaching neighbouring properties, Japanese knotweed removal in Birmingham is a must.

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I have a property in Birmingham with Japanese knotweed – how do you get rid of it?

Depending on the severity of the infestation, the deadline for removal and the ecological sensitivity of the site, we use a whole range of treatments.

Herbicidal methods include foliage spraying and stem injection, but we can also use barriers to prevent the spread of the Japanese knotweed. Finally, we can remove the plant by excavation if total eradication is a must.

Email us a photograph of a plant you suspect is Japanese knotweed and we will assess it for you, completely free of charge. We also offer a 35-year guarantee if you use our eradication services

Where we work in Birmingham

Japanese Knotweed Specialists services the following areas in Birmingham and beyond:

  • Birmingham City Centre
  • Handsworth
  • Solihull
  • Edgbaston
  • Harborne
  • Moseley and Kings Heath
  • Erdington

We operate not only in and around Birmingham, but also nationally around the rest of the UK including London and the South East, South West England, Northern England, Wales and Scotland.

Request Secure Japanese Knotweed Removal Today

Speak to one of our expert Japanese knotweed specialists today on 0800 122 3326.

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