Japanese Knotweed in Surrey – a problem or not?
Yes, it’s a problem, because Surrey is considered to be a Japanese Knotweed hotspot. The invasive plant arrived in the south east of England, Kew Gardens, in 1850, and the first nursery to sell it to the general public was in Kingston. Now, it’s spread across the nation, but will always have its roots in the south east.
The impact of Japanese Knotweed is devastating, with the plant growing as much as 2cm a day and one rhizome spreading 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, Japanese Knotweed removal Surrey is crucial.
How do we eradicate 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 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.
For a free assessment, send us a photograph of any plant you fear to be Japanese Knotweed. You will obtain a 35-year guarantee if you use our eradication services.
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.