An interactive map has recently been created revealing hotspots around the South East where Japanese knotweed has been identified. Read more here: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17444080.exposed-heatmap-shows-japanese-knotweed-hotspots-in-se-london/?sfns=mo
The Science and Technology Committee has held its anticipated session on Japanese knotweed and its impact on the built environment.
The sessions were broken into two parts. Firstly, focusing on the scientific evidence around the impact of Knotweed; and then secondly focusing on the response of bodies with an interest in the area. Read more on the PCA view here: https://www.property-care.org/hodgsonview-select-committee-knotweed/
Conservation workers are abseiling into one of Scotland’s most spectacular gorges in an effort to tackle the scourge of Japanese Knotweed. Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45890636
Wigan council is set to spend £300,000 to root out invasive plants including Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed. Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-46209025
The BBC reported recently that a property owner had been fined £18,000 for failing to get rid of Japanese knotweed in the garden of a Bristol house – which was not mentioned in the house survey. Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-bristol-46470898
… because the knotweed… Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy (knotweed free) New Year!
A mite could prove a mighty weapon against one of the UKs most invasive weeds – no its not Japanese knotweed! But this is an interesting read nonetheless: https://www.cabi.org/news-and-media/2018/tiny-mite-could-prove-a-mighty-weapon-in-the-fight-against-one-of-the-uk-s-most-invasive-weeds/