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Japanese Knotweed and Other Invasive Weeds

Contact Tree Fella, the leading specialists in identity, control, removal and eradication of Japanese Knotweed.

There is a lot of information on the internet about Japanese Knotweed which can be alarming and unnecessarily worrying. A call to Tree Fella will put you in touch with one of our qualified Japanese Knotweed experts who can provide accurate information, bespoke advice and quickly dispel some of the myths that surround this sometimes misunderstood problem.

At Tree Fella we take a practical, no-nonsense approach and discuss the issues with transparency. Here are some important, quick pieces of information to keep in mind:

Whether the tree is recumbent on your driveway or leaning against the gable end of your property, you can rest assured that we can deal with the situation safely and efficiently. The safety of you and your loved ones is always our primary concern.

  • Japanese Knotweed being present on your property is a problem that requires action, but it is not ‘the end of the world’, as some might claim

  • Your house is extraordinarily unlikely to fall down because of Japanese Knotweed (This has been suggested by other parties to client’s who have contacted us, quite naturally feeling distressed)

  • It is a manageable species and although it is difficult to eradicate, it is by no means indestructible.

With our common sense approach, a sensible management plan can be agreed and put into action. This relieves the stress and worry for you, drastically reduces the concerns third parties (such as mortgage lenders, estate agents, vendors etc) might have and proves affordable and highly cost-effective.

We adhere to all Environment Agency guidelines in the treating, handling, transporting and disposal of Japanese Knotweed and have many years’ experience of eradicating it from various locations and properties.

The facts about Japanese Knotweed

  • It is an invasive species which grows quickly and can be highly resilient

  • Spreads easily from the base of stems and rhizomes

  • If you have it on your property you have a legal responsibility to prevent it from spreading into neighbouring land

  • Mortgage lenders are becoming more reluctant to release funds until a management plan is in place or at least an initial stage of works has been completed

  • It is classified as a controlled substance by the Environment Agency

  • It can cause environmental damage and structural damage to paths, drains, concrete, tarmac and other hard surfaces

  • Insurance backed guarantees - Small Sites Click Here / Large Sites Click Here

  • Advice from Knowledgeable, qualified Japanese Knotweed surveyors

  • Successful and cost-effective management plans

  • Provide mortgage reports

  • Pre-land/property purchase and mortgage reports and surveys

  • Simple, practical control measures implemented

  • Options available for treatment;

  1. Herbicide foliar sprays and stem injection​

  2. Excavation & removal

  3. Rhizome barrier installation

  4. Soil screening

  5. Monitoring and maintenance post works, on all projects

How we can help

Contact us for a free quotation and advice

Our experienced consultants will be very pleased to visit your site, inspect and identify the Japanese Knotweed and discuss with you the many options we can offer before proposing a management plan.

Our emphasis is always on impartial advice, transparency and building a plan with you, rather than for you. Our recommendations will always take your specific requirements and concerns into account.


Get a quote for Japanese Knotweed Removal in Essex

Tree Fella offer Japanese Knotweed removal and management services across the South East of England.

Get in touch today for a free quote

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