Understanding Japanese knotweed, how it came to the UK, how it got “black Listed” and knowing what problems it can cause and what problems are just a myth will define whether you should remove or just control Japanese knotweed. The Property Care Association who accredit competent companies such as PBA Solutions have a new information paper design to dispel the myth surrounding Japanese knotweed putting this invasive species into perspective.
Our conclusions in regard to putting Japanese knotweed in to perspective boil down to cost! Whilst removing knotweed impacted land provides instant remediation it comes at a price which is exactly why a clear understanding of Japanese knotweed management is beneficial. Where redevelopment or a change of land use is proposed knotweed removal off site can be the most desirable option but there are other control methods which are often more practical and much more cost effective such as chemical treatment.