Free Japanese Knotweed Survey 

Japanese knotweed, also known as Fallopia japonica, is a significant problem due to its ability to spread rapidly. It’s known to be a significant problem in many countries across the world, including the United Kingdom. This plant has the potential to damage buildings, infrastructure, and the environment, and it is essential to identify and control its spread as quickly as possible. We can provide a free Japanese Knotweed survey and report if treatment is required.

Additionally, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on the free Japanese knotweed survey. A survey is an essential tool in identifying and managing this invasive species. Whether you are a homeowner, a property developer, or a local council, our guide will provide you with the information you need. This is to help ensure you are fully informed about this problem and how best to address it.

What is Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese knotweed is a fast-growing plant that can reach three meters in height in just one growing season. Although native to East Asia, it was introduced to the UK in the late 19th century as an ornamental plant. Since then, it has spread to become a significant invasive species, affecting many areas of the country.

The plant has beautiful, large, heart-shaped leaves in the spring and summer. It has large, bamboo-like canes that are Green with pink dots. The leaves grow off zig-zag stems/branches. In addition, the plant will produce small, creamy flowers that bloom towards the end of summer. It is known for its dense and woody stems in the winter months. Amazingly, this plant can grow up to three meters in height. Furthermore, the plant does create seeds, but they are not fertile, so they will not grow.

The Risks of Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed is classed as a highly invasive plant species. That could cause significant damage to buildings, infrastructure, and the environment. The plant’s roots can grow up to seven meters in length. The roots cannot grow through solid concrete. They will only grow through cracks, looking for water and nourishment. It can also affect other plants’ growth and cause riverbank erosion.

Why a Free Japanese Knotweed Survey is Important

A free Japanese knotweed survey is essential in identifying and managing this invasive species. The survey is typically conducted by a professional surveyor, who will inspect your property and surrounding areas to determine whether Japanese knotweed is present.

Furthermore, a survey can provide a detailed report on the extent of the infestation and the best course of action. This may include implementing a management plan and using herbicides to control its spread.

Japanese knotweed survey

Japanese knotweed survey

How to Get Your Free Japanese Knotweed Survey

An additional Japanese knotweed survey is simple. The first step is to find a reputable surveyor like me who specialises in identifying and managing this invasive species.

Moreover, you can find a surveyor online for companies specialising in this area or by contacting your local council for recommendations. Once you have found a reputable professional, you can arrange for them to survey your property.

The Benefits of a Free Japanese Knotweed Survey

A free Japanese knotweed survey has many benefits, including:

  • Early identification of the problem
  • A detailed report of the extent of the infestation
  • Recommendations for the best course of action
  • Peace of mind knowing that the problem is being addressed
  • Protection of your property and the surrounding environment
Call Stephen today for free advice and identification of Japanese knotweed. 07753682333