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Japanese knotweed growing season ends as Winter approaches

Japanese knotweed growing season ends as Winter approaches

Japanese knotweed in the winter - dead canes

It is that time of year again when Japanese knotweed is dying away ready to spread its damage again in the spring.

Although still standing the bamboo-like canes will soon be brown, brittle and inert eventually decomposing over time. However, the rhizome system beneath the ground is still very much alive, waiting to emerge, bigger and stronger, with new shoots next March and April.

Environet offers a service to remove dead canes which creates better access in the spring for us to treat with herbicide. All Japanese knotweed waste material is classed as ‘controlled waste’ making it an offence to throw it in domestic waste bins or transport it off-site, unless by a licensed carrier. Our team will be happy to assist you in clearing your land.

During the winter months we employ different Japanese knotweed removal methods as it is impossible to treat dead canes with herbicide. For residential gardens we use our unique and environmentally friendly Resi-Dig-Out™ solution, which is available all year round, giving homeowners complete peace of mind that Japanese knotweed has been physically removed. We then issue our insurance backed guarantee, underwritten by an A-rated insurer, satisfying lenders and thus ensuring houses can be bought and sold.

In the case of commercial land, we recommend our patented Xtract™ method, which ensures the rapid removal of Japanese knotweed from development and construction sites and offering substantial cost savings as opposed to sending tonnes of perfectly good soil to landfill.

Call our experienced team today to discuss any of your Japanese knotweed concerns.

Robert Spaceman

“We had a large stand of bamboo removed, thinned, contained and replaced. The customer service has been first class. Joe and Jason were fabulous and kept me well informed at all times”.