Weed Control

Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed

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Weed control, removal and disposal

As a landowner it’s your responsibility to ensure that any invasive non-native plants on your land are controlled from spreading into the wild, and that harmful weeds are prevented from spreading onto your neighbour’s property.

One of the most invasive weeds that will spread to displace native species, and can even grow through tarmac and concrete is Japanese Knotweed. First introduced to the UK in the 1850s, Japanese Knotweed spreads rapidly, overwhelming other plants and is difficult to eradicate. It doesn’t carry seeds and can sprout from very small roots left underground. Japanese Knotweed is classed as ‘controlled waste’ and can only be disposed of at licensed landfill sites.

Another highly invasive non-native species of plant is Giant Hogweed. Originally from Southern Russia and Georgia, it can grow rapidly and is potentially dangerous as its sap can cause severe skin burns.

Our team is experienced in successfully removing both of these weeds from a range of construction sites, public areas and gardens using chemical treatments and excavation. If you think you may have a problem with either Japanese Knotweed or Giant Hogweed please get in contact and an Arborcare surveyor will visit your site.