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Japanese Knotweed in Birmingham – is it really a problem?

The answer to the question is yes. Many areas of Birmingham have a high density of buildings. 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. Damage to drains, roads, pavements, paths, driveways and walls results.

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 this risk, Japanese Knotweed removal Birmingham is a must.

How do we eradicate Japanese Knotweed in Birmingham?

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. We can use barriers to prevent the spread of Japanese Knotweed. Finally, we can remove the plant by excavation if eradication is a matter of urgency.

Send 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.

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.

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