A brief history of Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed – A brief history in time.

So you may have, or may have just discovered, Japanese knotweed on your property.

Whilst Japanese knotweed continues to grab headlines in the media, in this month’s 2nd blog we thought we would take a look at the history of Japanese knotweed to look at how we got to where we are today.

40 things you need to know about Japanese knotweed - Part one.

So you’ve discovered Japanese knotweed on your property and want to know what to do next - So you probably went to Google..

Firstly, don't panic. The internet can be a great source of information. However within the world of Japanese knotweed the online (and offline) information available seems to be particularly aimed at scaremongering.

Environet – 21 years old TODAY!

Today Environet reaches yet another milestone. Today we turn 21!

For the last 21 years Environet have been leading the way in Japanese knotweed treatment, removal and eradication.

There have been many many high points during this time, and as a business we have continued to grow, lead, innovate and strive to achieve our core vision:

Japanese knotweed and construction sites – herbicide treatment or physical removal?

It’s a question we’re often asked, and there is a very clear answer. 

If your planned works are likely to result in ground disturbance do NOT rely on herbicide alone. The entire rhizome system should be removed, because the chances are that not all of the rhizome system will be killed by herbicide, the consequence being that your groundworks will spread the knotweed around the site, and possibly off-site too.

Japanese knotweed new shoot

London Evening Standard article 6th April 2016 “Japanese knotweed will plague the capital after record warm winter”

An article on Japanese knotweed was published in the Evening Standard, on the 6th April.

It featured a resi-dig out project completed by Environet last year.  The owner Paul Ryb found knotweed on his newly acquired property which he recognised would hinder his plans to build an extension in the rear garden.

Having researched his options he appointed Environet to carry out the works because of the speed, expertise and quality insurance backed guarantees on offer.

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