Japanese knotweed canes in the winter

Building Engineer: Japanese knotweed - winter treatment

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Building Engineer, published in December 2016.

Environmental scientist and Managing Director Nic Seal speaks to Building Engineer and explains how best to tackle Japanese knotweed on construction sites, dispelling the myth that knotweed can only be eradicated in the summer.

Read the full article here.

Xtract - Japanese knotweed removal machine

Eco Building News: Xtract™ - the eco-friendly way to remove Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed is featured in the October/November edition of Eco-Building News. 

The article showcases our unique patented environmentally-friendly removal method - Xtract™. Developed in 2008, Xtract™ has been used across the UK, providing rapid and reliable removal of Japanese knotweed from development and construction sites.

Japanese knotweed autumn leaves

The Week Briefing: The Thug of Japan

Japanese knotweed is featured in The Week magazine, published on 5th November 2016.

Japanese knotweed is often featured in the press, often with inaccurate information. The latest feature in The Week magazine makes for a good read, if you’re interested in all things Japanese knotweed, like we are!

This in-depth article on Japanese knotweed covers how it came to be introduced into the UK as well as methods to eradicate the plant.

Japanese knotweed in the autumn

“Helloweed” - trick or treat time for Japanese knotweed

Trick or treat - don't be fooled, Japanese knotweed is still alive.

It's Halloween again that time of year in the knotweed calendar marking the conclusion of what many people think is the end of the knotweed treatment season. It’s true enough that the knotweed is preparing for its winter dormancy period, where the leaves go yellow and fall, leaving brittle hollow canes, tricking people into thinking the knotweed has at long last died. Of course it’s just disguised as dead, with healthy underground orange rhizomes the colour of pumpkins.

Japanese knotweed clearance construction sites

The UK Construction Week is just a few days away

Have you booked your tickets yet?

Environet will be exhibiting at the UK Construction Week, which starts this coming Tuesday. 

Make sure you visit our stand and speak to the knotweed experts, who will be able to answer all your Japanese knotweed related questions. 

You can find us on stand B3/336.

We will also be giving away a magnum of champagne, to enter just drop your business card into the bowl when visiting our stand!

Japanese knotweed flowers

The Business Magazine: ‘Environet warns about Japanese knotweed’

Published on 11th October 2016 on The Business Magazine website.

A property owner was planning to start work on an extension to the back of his house, when an infestation of Japanese knotweed was discovered in his garden. Not only had the knotweed been previously unsuccessfully treated with herbicides, causing new stunted growth which cannot be treated again herbicides; but the tenants had mowed the original area of knotweed, spreading it to other parts of the garden.

Japanese knotweed with white flowers

Eagle Radio ‘Japanese knotweed could cost you thousands’ features Environet

Featured on 2nd October 2016 on Eagle Radio. 

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, was interviewed for Eagle Radio, which aired on Sunday.

Japanese knotweed was of course the topic of discussion. Costing the UK economy £166 million a year to deal with, this invasive plant grows extremely quickly, and if left untreated, can cause property damage. 

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