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Invasive Weeds

Invasive Weeds

Japanese Knotweed was introduced into the UK by the Victorians as an ornamental garden plant. Since its introduction, it has spread rapidly, and become an unwanted aggressive coloniser of the rural and urban environment. Management of this invasive species is both difficult and can be costly if left unchecked, new estimates suggest it costs the UK economy £150m a year.

Japanese Knotweed is regulated by several pieces of legislation covering the control, handling and disposal of the plant, they include the following:

  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended) 1981
  • The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991

In addition to legislation, there may be instances where third parties would seek damages from Landowners for allowing Japanese Knotweed to spread to neighbouring sites. This puts a duty of care on the landowner with Japanese Knotweed infestations to be proactive in the control and eradication of it. Managing land that is infested by Japanese Knotweed in an appropriate manner can avoid:

  • Excessive costs.
  • Possible prosecution or compensation claims from third parties.
  • Physical damage to buildings, structures and hard surfaces.
  • Harm to the environment.

On infested development sites where Planning permission has been applied for, it may generally be refused unless an effective control programme is in place. There are a number of recognised methods of managing Japanese Knotweed that may be utilised depending upon the level of infestation and the type of site.

Landowners who are considering controlling Japanese Knotweed should be careful of claims from companies who offer a service guaranteeing total eradication - the plant is difficult to control and can lie dormant in the ground for many years.

Should you have or think you have Japanese Knotweed growing on your land, then please contact us for advice or a free site survey. We will provide the most economic Japanese Knotweed control advice dependent on a clients individual requirements.

Connick Tree Care has a separate division of operatives trained and qualified in invasive weed control and in addition our company is registered with the Environment Agency to carry controlled waste.

You can find out more about Japanese Knotweed and other invasive weeds such as Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam on our Connick Ground Care website.

Please contact us for help and advice with Japanese Knotweed or other invasive weed species.

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Recent Customer Feedback

"Your team did an excellent job. They were very pleasant and efficient people who left my garden tidier than they found it."

16th August 2017 - Mr. Fisher, Maidstone, Kent

"Job done well, no fuss, no bother, no mess."

15th August 2017 - Resident of Haywards Heath, West Sussex

"Thank you for a job well done. I would definitely recommend Connick Tree Care to friends."

15th August 2017 - Mr. Smith, Leatherhead, Surrey

"Your guys did a fantastic job for us. They worked so hard and we would not hesitate to recommend you. The work carried out on the tree has made a huge difference to our garden. Thank you very much."

14th August 2017 - Mrs. Jones, Redhill, Surrey

"So very tidy, polite and the work was done quickly to a high standard."

13th August 2017 - Resident of Crawley, West Sussex

"Excellent job undertaken by two very knowledgeable, polite and friendly lads."

13th August 2017 - Resident of Brighton, East Sussex

"Very good and efficient service, everything left very neat and tidy. Thank you"

31st July 2017 - Ms. Suttie, Reigate, Surrey

"I've already recommend you to a couple of my friends. Your team did a superb job, were very courteous and kept us up to date with what was happening. They also cleared our gardens up afterwards. I'd definitely use your services again."

26th July 2017 - Mr. Reid, Brighton, East Sussex

"The guys did an excellent job. We were impressed with their safe working practice; respect for our garden and plants; the excellent clearing and their communication with us during the job. Thank you."

25th July 2017 - Mrs. Brown, Epsom, Surrey

"Thanks very much for your work, great team working in poor weather conditions. Very good clean up. Overall very impressed and will use again."

24th July 2017 - Langshot Primary School, Horley, Surrey

"The guys were great. Very polite and friendly. I am delighted with their work and will certainly be back when I next need more work to be done.  Thank you Thank you."

21st July 2017 - Mrs. Hughes, Tadworth, Surrey

"They were courteous and willing to carry out the work according to my requests to the point of reworking parts of the hedge to get it right. They were considerate, helpful and extremely hard working regardless of the conditions. Thank you."

21st July 2017 - Mrs. Zandona, Dorking, Surrey

"I was extremely impressed with the work that was carried out and the speed on which the work was completed.  The team were very efficient and polite and the staff in the office were brilliant.  Thank you, I have my garden back."

20th July 2017 - Mrs. Ginn, Slough, Berkshire

"Very satisfied with your work from start to finish."

17th July 2017 - Mr. Knight, Epsom, Surrey

"Thank you for doing an amazing job on our tree. We are very happy with how it looks. The guys left our garden looking so neat and tidy. THANK YOU."

13th July 2017 - Ms. Cann, Epsom, Surrey

"Arrived on time, felled the tree effortlessly and tidied up afterwards. Very satisfied."

13th July 2017 - Mr. Thurner, Dorking, Surrey

"Both guys worked hard and I'm thrilled with the results. The tree looks so much better. Have already recommended to two other people who will be in contact."

10th July 2017 - Mrs. Parry, Cobham, Surrey

"Rearly professional and thoughtfully polite."

10th July 2017 - Mr. Goldstone, Stratford, London

"I would always recommend Connick.  They have done work for us over a number of years.  The staff are friendly and efficient and the tree people clear up really well."

7th July 2017 - Mr. Bullock, Forest Hill, London

"Good work carried out with care in a difficult position."

5th July 2017 - Dr. Sethi, Isleworth, Middlesex

"A big thank you for the extraordinary job done. Much appreciated."

4th July 2017 - Mrs. Joseph, London, SE28

"Connick Tree Care came yesterday and took the tree away. They did a fantastic job and left us all nice and tidy. Please thank them for doing it so well."

4th July 2017 - Barrie, Sutton, Surrey

"Excellent quality work. The team worked professionally and efficiently."

27th June 2017 - Resident of Hove, East Sussex

"Would definitely use again.  Polite and tidied up."

7th June 2017 - Mrs. Devonish, Worcester Park, Surrey

"Very pleased with both the work and the staff. especially as the had to work in the pouring rain."

17th May 2017 - Ms. Norris, Wallington, Surrey

"The two tree surgeons were punctual, courteous, worked with professional efficiency and - last but not least - displayed a much appreciated aesthetic sense."

9th May 2017 - Mr. Waser, Carshalton, Surrey

"Excellent job done by Rees and Mat. The tree looks good from all sides. They cleared all debris. and also took lot of precaution prevent any damage."

5th May 2017 - Dr. Siva, Redhill, Surrey

"Thank you for an excellent job done."

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