There are several methods to remove the Japanese knotweed plant:
Spraying: Chemical treatment, also referred to as herbicide treatment, is the most cost-effective treatment method. This involves repeat spray applications to the foliage or stem injection. Using this method is not a quick way to remove Japanese knotweed plants, as it takes approximately 3 to 5 years.
Excavation: Digging out the deep-rooted plants offers a significantly quicker solution. The plant contaminated soil can either be removed off-site to a licensed landfill or retained at the site in a burial pit or waste management area. You need to ensure you remove every last piece of plant material to avoid any re-growth and obtain the necessary permits from the Environment Agency (EA) to undertake this removal method.
MeshTech: JKSL possess a unique method that we developed in-house and that is particularly environmentally-friendly as it does not involve the use of chemicals. It’s an ideal method for use on riverside locations, railway embankments and highways.