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We need your help to spot and report Japanese Knotweed

2018 - July, Latest news

Why Japanese knotweed is a problem to property?

Japanese knotweed can grow up to 10cm per day, and because of this rapid growth, it has been known to cause damage to building structures and substructures by targeting weak points, such as cracks in masonry, and attempting to grow through them.

Japanese knotweed is not poisonous and is not harmful to touch.

It’s really easy to identify  

  • The leaf is shaped like the sole of a shoe 
  • The flowers are small and a creamy white  
  • The plant grows in clumps with many stems in the same area
  • The plant has a green stem with specks of red  

What can we do about it?

While we treat and have killed virtually all the knotweed on our communal land ( that we know of ), We don’t have information about the plant’s existence on land attached to street properties – so please would you look out for this plant at any and all of our properties.

We need your help to spot and report it though to allow us to tackle it the best we can - before it starts causing us problems!

 

If you think you’ve found some or even suspect it’s knotweed please get in touch:

 

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