JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL IN CROYDON
Expert knotweed eradication in Croydon
Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Croydon
Since first arriving in Kew Gardens in 1850, Japanese knotweed has plagued the UK and is now listed as an invasive plant species. Knotweed is one of the highest risk plants, and allowing it to spread can lead you to being convicted if you allow it to spread
Why is Japanese Knotweed Such a Problem in Croydon?
The South East has always been a hotspot for Japanese knotweed, and Croydon has the perfect balance of open land for development and is close enough to London to make it a particular area where knotweed is rife.
Japanese knotweed root systems can spread up to 7 metres underground and the plant can grow as much as 2 cm a day. A single square metre patch of Japanese Knotweed may have around 250 shoots, and when present in areas where development happens at speed, this can cause havoc for the progress of commercial land projects.
Identifying Japanese Knotweed
When trying to understand whether or not you have Japanese knotweed on your land, it’s best to use the services of a professional and accredited company such as Japanese Knotweed Specialists. We are able to provide a range of surveys year-round, ensuring that a treatment plan can begin swiftly. Whereas some identification companies may wait until spring or summer to confirm the presence we are able to continue to identify knotweed year-round.
Japanese Knotweed Removal Services We Offer in Croydon
Having worked extensively in Croydon, we have good relationships with local authorities and companies.
While each project is tailored to the needs of the area, some of the services we offer include:
- Sifting and Screening
- Excavation and on-site
- Burial or treatment
- Excavation and off-site removal
- Herbicide spraying treatment
- Stem injection treatment
- Root barriers
Japanese Knotweed Eradication in Croydon
When eradicating Japanese knotweed from land destined for redevelopment, it is necessary to excavate the knotweed and have it disposed of offsite to eliminate the risk of disturbing the rhizomes and having it regrow.
Japanese Knotweed Specialists offer a full survey and excavation service for Japanese knotweed infestations in Croydon and the surrounding area.