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.

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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:

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.

Japanese Knotweed Specialists in Croydon

Japanese Knotweed Specialists have completed over ten large knotweed excavations for construction projects across Croydon. These have ranged from old garages and brownfield sites to elderly care homes.

We have also worked with many contractors on different Japanese Knotweed projects, including home builders and developers, large construction companies, and even with Croydon Council.

Locations we serve in Croydon, include:

  • Thornton Heath
  • South Croydon
  • Woodcote
  • Addiscombe

Working with Japanese Knotweed Specialists

We work across multiple sectors, both private and public, to offer our expert services, from consultancy to removal.

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Our teams will work considerately in your home and garden to ensure our removal service is not only thorough, but protects the habitats you may have also. You can also rest in the knowledge that we have trained our removal staff to work around pipes, such as gas or plumbing, ensuring your day-to-day life isn’t affected.

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When preparing to develop a site, carrying out a survey and removal is best done before any construction starts. With our ability to carry out dog surveys, we can find knotweed all year round, and begin removal reactively to ensure your project isn’t delayed and can continue, backed by our guarantees.

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Contact Japanese Knotweed Specialists

If you live in Croydon, or you are a developer looking to starting a project in Croydon and would like to speak to one of our specialists, you can call us on 0800 122 3326 or contact us here.

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