Japanese knotweed Identification

japanese knotweed leaves

If you suspect a plant is Japanese knotweed, then it is essential to act quickly to identify the weed. While Japanese knotweed is not poisonous, it has the potential to cause significant damage to homes and costly delays on construction projects.

What does Japanese knotweed look like? Once you know what you are looking for with Japanese knotweed, it is usually easy to detect. However, if you’ve never had experience with the invasive species, then it can be tricky to identify as it can take on different characteristics throughout the year.

Key characteristics of knotweed include ...

Japanese Knotweed Removal

Excavator screening japanese knotweed and invasive weeds

As Japanese knotweed specialists, we begin the removal process by carefully assessing each site, its constraints and the client’s circumstances. From then on, we engineer tailored solutions. As each site has its own requirements, we work on a case by case basis. Some of our revolutionary techniques for Japanese knotweed removal include Eco-Innovative Xtract™ which is a soil excavation and screening technique to remove rhizome. This method does not use herbicides, is cheaper than traditional methods and is ideal for commercial Japanese knotweed removal.

One of the most effective residential treatments ...

Japanese Knotweed Heatmap

Map of Japanese knotweed

Discover if Japanese knotweed is present in your area by checking our Japanese knotweed heatmap. This can help homebuyers check areas for the potential risk and whether it might impact on a mortgage application. The map is regularly updated and already shows thousands of infestations of Japanese knotweed that have been identified in the UK. If you’re still not sure and want a more in-depth analysis of the risk factor in your area, Environet can help with a detailed site-specific survey, which will assess the risk of Japanese knotweed rhizome being present underground.

View the Japanese knotweed Heatmap.