Japanese knotweed on a construction site

Building Engineer: Beware of Japanese Knotweed on Construction Sites

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Building Engineer, published in April 2017.

Environmental scientist and Managing Director Nic Seal speaks to Building Engineer and explains how best to tackle Japanese knotweed on construction sites, highlighting the importance to checking out all knotweed liabilities before purchase.

Environet were commissioned to survey a residential development plot, which had been undergoing herbicide treatment for over 7 years. When conducting trial pits, live rhizome was found. Cost estimates of between £250,000 for Xtract™ and £500,000 for “dig & dump” made the site uneconomic to develop. 

Read the full article here.


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