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The effects of Japanese Knotweed in Hastings

As one of the UK’s most invasive, non-native and destructive plants, Japanese Knotweed grows fast and spreads quickly. And combating its rapacious growth costs thousands of pounds every year. The borough council has a programme in place for eliminating Japanese Knotweed in the Hastings area; however, this is only applicable to land owned by the council.

The spread of Japanese Knotweed in Hastings

Unlike some other plants, Japanese Knotweed doesn’t pollinate through the air, it needs to spread via soil. This often happens when building work is carried out and Japanese Knotweed roots are spread by road works, allowing the pernicious sprout to spring up in other areas.

If left untreated Japanese Knotweed can spread very quickly and cause terrible damage to both residential and commercial properties. You can see some examples of the damage Japanese Knotweed has caused.

Japanese Knotweed excavation in Hastings

With interest in properties in Hastings on the rise, the town has also seen more of an interest from developers. If land infested with Japanese Knotweed is intended for development, it is necessary to excavate the knotweed rather than using herbicidal or stem injection methods to eradicate it.

Contact Japanese Knotweed Specialists in Hastings

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

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