Invasive plant removal
Specialists in the management, control and removal of invasive plants including Japanese knotweed, Bamboo, Horsetail and others.
Our Wales team is run by Regional Directors Emily Grant and Mat Day, covering the entire country from Anglesey and Snowdonia, through central Wales and the Cardigan coast to South Wales and the borderlands.
A local service provided by a market-leading national company.
We know invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed and bamboo can cause stress and worry, we’re here to help. With over twenty years’ experience we can advise you on the best course of action within your budget. Our teams are experienced in carrying out the treatment or removal work with minimal disruption to you.
Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants have become a common sight across Wales since their introduction in the 19th century, colonising our gardens and parks, verges and waterways. It’s thought that the lack of biosecurity in shipping and trading practices in the 19th and 20th century might help explain why the earliest sightings of knotweed are close to Wales’s main ports, as ships bound for other parts of the world would sometimes return to the UK loaded with ballast, often consisting of soil from foreign ports, which was then dumped to make way for the next cargo.
Japanese knotweed is the most problematic, closely followed by bamboo which has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its screening qualities but will spread rampantly if left unchecked. Others such as horsetail, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and cotoneaster can also cause considerable problems.
Knotweed is now found throughout Wales with particular hotspots in Conwy, Llanelli, Caerphilly, Swansea and Bridgend.
Japanese knotweed can damage property, lead to expensive repairs and spread to neighbouring properties, creating complicated legal issues. It can even cause home values to plummet and make them difficult to sell. We have successfully helped hundreds of homeowners across the region overcome problems that Japanese knotweed has caused on their properties.
Bamboo also spreads, its rhizomes extending 30 feet or more, with new shoots appearing through lawns and patios. Where this occurs in an adjacent property it can result in neighbour disputes which can ultimately lead to legal action.
If you're looking for the best in invasive plant removal in Wales, call Environet today to speak with our dedicated, highly experienced team. We’re able to offer our customers the benefit of working with a market-leading, specialist company, that prides itself on a personalised, local service.
Our Regional Directors Mat Day and Emily Grant have worked throughout Wales for many years. With Mat’s BSc (Hons) in Geography and Natural Hazard Management from the University of Chester, and Emily’s BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Plymouth, both have a wealth of knowledge and experience, having successfully helped thousands of homeowners and developers tackle these invasive and destructive plants.