Cornwall residents come out in force for Japanese knotweed Pop-up

Our Japanese knotweed Pop-up event at the prestigious Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel was a great success.

As a leading centre of horticultural excellence in the region, the Nursery is regularly approached by customers who are concerned about Japanese knotweed, so the diary was jam packed with one-to-one consultations with expert Emily Grant, our Senior Regional Manager for the South West.

Number one on the Environment Agency’s list of the UK’s most invasive plant species, Japanese knotweed has spread rapidly across Cornwall and Devon, largely due to the region’s mining heritage, and is particularly rife in and around towns such as St Austell and Falmouth. 

Customer queries ranged from how to deal with existing problems with Japanese knotweed, to understanding the legal position around encroachment and how to protect one’s property from risk. 

We had some fantastic press coverage of the event too, with features on Cornwall Live, BBC Radio Cornwall, including Duncan Warren’s very popular Garden Line phone-in, and ITV West Country, who interviewed Emily for their evening news bulletin. 

We hope to run more Japanese knotweed Pop-up events in the future, so watch this space to find out about events near you.

If you would like help identifying Japanese knotweed or to find out more about treatments, please get in touch with Environet today on 01932 868 700.

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