Japanese knotweed removal service in Scotland
Native to Japan, Korea and China, Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) grows on the side of volcanoes and is kept at bay by the extreme climate, local fungi and native insects but here in the UK, there is nothing in nature to stop it. JJB Knotweed Solutions are a Japanese knotweed removal service in Scotland that can help. The invasive plant Japanese Knotweed was brought to the UK by a German-born botanist, Philipp von Siebold in 1850 and was sold across the country as an exotic ornamental plant.
Japanese Knotweed has a rapid growth rate and its flowers bloom in late summer. The flowers appear as creamy-white coloured clustered ‘spikes’ approximately 10cm in length. As well as the danger it poses to buildings and drains, the root system can break through concrete and tarmac, and it will wipe out other native species as it spreads.
Japanese Knotweed Removal in Scotland, so how did it get here?
Japanese Knotweed is not your average weed. The Royal Horticultural Society (RSS) estimates that Japanese Knotweed costs the UK economy £166 million per year for treatment and in property devaluations. It is a highly aggressive plant that grows rapidly with roots burrowing up to 3 meters deep and 7 meters wide, and stems standing over 4 meters tall. This rapid and extreme growth makes it a dangerous plant, creeping into cavity walls, gaps in buildings and structural weak points where it can cause significant damage. If you have been searching for Japanese knotweed removal companies carefully check they have the correct qualifications for the job.
Japanese knotweed spreads via its rhizomes with only the smallest fragment required to produce another voracious plant. The extensiveness of its underground root system makes it very easy to unintentionally spread contaminated soil to other areas. The rhizomes typically have a bright orange core and if found should be a signal to contact a specialist.
Japanese Knotweed Treatment getting rid of it
There are several approaches used to treat this invasive plant and our qualified surveyors will advise on the best options for you.
Excavation with off-site disposal
Excavation with on-site treatment
Root barrier membranes
Japanese Knotweed Removal Cost
If you think you have Japanese Knotweed on your property, get in touch with JBB Knotweed Solutions for a cost-effective and thorough removal service.