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Japanese Knotweed Guides  

From identifying Japanese knotweed to answering your frequently asked questions, discover our comprehensive guides.

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Identifying Japanese  Knotweed  

Japanese knotweed can  be mistakenly identified as other similar plants, such as Russian vine or  Himalayan Honeysuckle, but when left to its own devices, it can cause a lot  more damage than these plants can – so it’s worth checking.  

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Upload Your Image & Identify Japanese Knotweed with AI

Simply upload your image that you want identified and our tool will be able to assist in the identification of Japanese Knotweed.

Follow the instructions below

1) Select the image you want to upload

2) Press the button below to view the result

3) View your result here

If you have had confirmation that this is Japanese Knotweed, please contact us to book in a survey or speak to one of our specialists for expert advice

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Please note. The AI-based plant identification tool provided on this website is sophisticated and continually improving, yet they are not without limitations. It may not always accurately identify certain plants, in particular rare species, plants with characteristics similar to multiple species, or plants photographed under sub optimal conditions. Please understand that we accept no liability for any inaccuracies in the identification provided by the AI tool or for any reliance placed on such information.  We encourage users to utilise our AI tool for preliminary identification purposes, however we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by the AI tool.  For verification of the AI's identification, please contact us providing additional details or images so that our experts can identify it accurately and provide you with professional advice. It's important to note that precise identification may depend on various factors including, but not limited to, the plant's geographic location, habitat, and the time of year it was observed.

Buying & Selling  with Japanese Knotweed  

With a large number of  lenders and banks refusing to lend if there is Japanese knotweed present or  close to a property (especially within 7m), it can be difficult when buying  or selling.  

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Japanese Knotweed Removal

Japanese knotweed is incredibly destructive and needs to be dealt with by a professional. Not only can it cause physical damage to your property, but it can also bring legal troubles if encroaching on neighbouring land.

There are several different ways that Japanese knotweed can be treated and removed, and there are a fair few misconceptions as well.

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Japanese Knotweed Law & Legislation

Due to Japanese knotweed’s aggressive regrowth when mishandled or disposed of improperly, Japanese knotweed is governed by strict laws and guidelines that determine the way in which it should be treated and disposed of in the UK.

Seeking Japanese knotweed removal and disposal advice from an experienced professional is vitally important. Failure to use a licensed operative could leave you liable to prosecution should you be in breach of numerous codes of practice, including the risk of receiving an Anti-Social Behaviour Order.

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Japanese Knotweed FAQs  

Have a specific  question about Japanese knotweed? Check out our handy FAQs.    

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There are other  invasive and non-invasive plants that can be mistaken for Japanese knotweed. Our  handy photo gallery will help you to decide whether a plant you suspect is  knotweed or not!  

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Looking for more Japanese knotweed information? From learning what Japanese knotweed looks like to Procurement for Housing, view our video guides below.

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Working with Japanese Knotweed Specialists

As proud members of the Property Care Association’s (PCA) ‘Invasive Weed Control Group’ (IWG) you can be sure that you will receive the industry’s leading solutions to a high standard and all from an audited contractor.

It also ensures we can offer robust and meaningful Japanese Knotweed guarantees that you can rely on, in the event that you have Japanese Knotweed, to ensure you are covered if it ever returns.

We offer insurance backed guarantees, independently written and approved by the Invasive Weed Group of the Property Care Association (PCA), alongside being recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

We are proud to be named Invasive Weed Contractor of 2017 by the Property Care Association – our team works very hard to contribute to raising the standards in invasive plant management.

If you require any Japanese Knotweed information, do not hesitate to get in touch!

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Don’t delay – sort your Japanese knotweed problem today

As leading invasive species identification and removal professionals in the UK, we know how to treat and remove Japanese knotweed here at Japanese Knotweed Specialists.   If you’re concerned there is Japanese knotweed present on your property, don’t hesitate to take action. Contact a specialist today.

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