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Japanese Knotweed has been back in the media lately. An invasive plant notoriously difficult to get rid of. It was originally introduced into the UK by the Victorians as an ornamental plant. It was then used to strengthen structures such as railway embankments and canals.
Building land is at a premium. Developers are, therefore, turning to sites which have been previously used for other purposes. Some of these have a legacy infestation of the dreaded Japanese Knotweed.
Japanese Knotweed is a blight on many areas of the country. It is highly invasive and spreads via a complex root system which travels long distances underground.
Japanese Knotweed has again been in the news recently. As usual it is not good news.
The effect of Japanese knotweed on property has been well documented over recent years with images of the plant growing through concrete foundations and destabilised buildings.