Invasive Species Blog
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We’re very proud of our Regional Director Emily Grant who not only passed the Property Care Association’s CSJK (Certificated Surveyor of Japanese Knotweed) exam but scored the highest mark of the year! She was awarded a plaque for her efforts at the annual PCA Conference on 21st November.
There’s not much Emily doesn’t know about Japanese knotweed, having been out in the field leading teams for Environet since 2015, but it’s a huge achievement to come top out of all the people who sat the exam across the country in 2018.
Japanese knotweed has a pretty villainous reputation, but what if there was a way to positively harness its ability to scavenge atmospheric carbon and use it to help fight climate change?
That might sound ambitious but we’ve been looking for more environmentally friendly ways of dealing with Japanese knotweed waste for a number of years and following field trials at our research facility in Surrey we believe we’re onto something.