The five methods in the removal of the Japanese knotweed are as follows: chemical, excavation and removal to licenced landfill/ excavation and burial, MeshTech, incineration and composting. Here’s a brief overview of what each of our commercial services entail:
Chemical removal implies using heavy-duty, industrial grade chemicals in combating the plant. In doing so, we strictly follow all the rules, regulations and laws brought by the Environment Agency and SEPA. The entire procedure is carried out by qualified practitioners.
Excavation removal offers the fastest results. This is the best option if time is of the essence. This method involves removing the Japanese knotweed, including the rhizome network from the area of infestation. The material can either be taken to licenced landfill, or alternatively remain on site in a waste management area or burial pit.
MeshTech Removal is a specially developed means of removal. The method uses no chemicals, is more friendly to the environment and also helps in the treatment of soil erosion.
On-site incineration is the method performed only once the stems of the plants have completely dried out. It is done in a controlled manner, on-site, in order to prevent the spread of the plant.
Composting has to be done in a specific way with heating up of the stacked plants in order to help the cellular breakdown.