JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL IN SURREY
Expert removal for invasive species in the Surrey area
Specialist Japanese Knotweed Removal for Properties in Surrey
Based out of our Cobham depot, we offer a variety of Japanese knotweed removal services to local business and homeowners in Surrey, and the surrounding areas. . Japanese Knotweed Specialists have a highly specialised knotweed removal service specifically for your area. Our accredited experts know the ins and outs of local planning regulations and the environmental conditions in the county, thanks to our company starting out in the area.
Why is Japanese Knotweed Such a Problem in Surrey?
Surrey is considered to be a Japanese knotweed hotspot as the invasive plant arrived in Kew Gardens, in 1850, and the first nursery to sell it to the general public was in Kingston. As the prevalence of knotweed was so great in Surrey in the Victorian era, there are many more cases of knotweed in Surrey and the South East than most other places in the UK. Now, it has spread across the nation, but will always have its beginnings in Surrey.
What Makes Japanese Knotweed an Issue?
The impact of Japanese knotweed is devastating, with the plant growing as much as 2cm a day and one rhizome shoot able to spread up to 7m underground. Up to 250 shoots grow in a single square metre patch of this resilient and destructive plant. Damage to drains, roads, pavements, paths, driveways and walls is the result. To avoid this risk, professional removal of Japanese knotweed is crucial to the complete and proper eradication of any infestation.
Identifying Japanese Knotweed in Surrey
Japanese knotweed is prevalent in almost every six square kilometres of the UK. Identifying Japanese knotweed before it spreads and becomes a problem is key and choosing a fully accredited company such as Japanese Knotweed Specialists ensures that your entire process, from identification to full eradication is managed with care and excellent customer service.
Our RICS and PCA accredited surveyors work year-round, identifying knotweed in all seasons. This means we can get on with removing and treating knotweed quickly.
Japanese Knotweed Removal Services We Offer in Surrey
Across Surrey, organised from our Cobham head office and depot, we offer a range of professional knotweed services to ensure we can remove this invasive plant once and for all.
While each management plan is tailored to the site at hand, the services will include one or more of the following:
- Sifting and Screening
- Excavation and on-site burial or treatment
- Excavation and off-site removal
- Herbicide spraying treatment
- Stem injection treatment
- Root barriers
How Do We Remove Japanese Knotweed in Surrey?
We use a variety of treatments depending on the severity of the infestation, the deadline for removal and the ecological sensitivity of the site.
Our experts can spray foliage and inject stems with herbicide. We use barriers to prevent the spread of Japanese knotweed. If eradication is urgent, we remove the plant by excavation.
Why Work with Japanese Knotweed Specialists?
We hold accreditations from the PCA (Property Care Association), are part of the Invasive Weed Control Group at the PCA and as well this we are RICS accredited. Our 5- and 10-year guarantees are PCA and RICS approved and are accepted by many mortgage companies. Our guarantees can also be backed by an optional GPI insurance policy, giving you peace of mind.
For a free assessment, send us a photograph of any plant you think could be Japanese knotweed, and we’ll be able to help.
Where Do We Operate in Surrey?
Within Surrey, our head office is in Cobham, but we cover the entire county, including:
We operate not only in and around Surrey, but also nationally around the rest of the UK, including London and the Midlands, South West England, Northern England, Wales and Scotland