Japanese knotweed removal South East England

Specialists in the management, control and removal of invasive plants including Japanese knotweed, Bamboo and Horsetail

South East

Our South East region is served by Samir Shanji, supported by Technical Lead Will Joy, based at our Head Office near Woking. We cover Southend-on-Sea, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent.

"A local service provided by a market-leading national company."

We know invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed and bamboo can cause stress and worry, we’re here to help. With over twenty years’ experience we can advise you on the best course of action within your budget. Our teams are experienced in carrying out the treatment or removal work with minimal disruption to you.

What our clients say

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What our clients say

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Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants have become a common sight across the South East of England since their introduction in the 19th century, colonising our gardens and parks, verges and waterways. Japanese knotweed is the most problematic, closely followed by bamboo which has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its screening qualities but will spread rampantly if left unchecked. Other invasive plants such as horsetail, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and cotoneaster can also cause considerable problems. 

Knotweed is found throughout the South East region, with notable hotspots in Woking, Brighton and Hove, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.

Japanese knotweed can damage property, lead to expensive repairs and spread to neighbouring properties, creating complicated legal issues. It can even cause home values to plummet and make them difficult to sell. We have successfully helped hundreds of homeowners across the region overcome problems that Japanese knotweed has caused on their properties. 

Bamboo also spreads, its rhizomes extending 30 feet or more, with new shoots appearing through lawns and patios. Where this occurs in an adjacent property it can result in neighbour disputes which can ultimately lead to legal action. 

If you’re looking for the best in invasive plant removal in the South East, call Environet today to speak with our dedicated, highly experienced team. We’re able to offer our customers the benefit of working with a market-leading, specialist company, that prides itself on a personalised, local service. 

Based at our Head Office in Surrey, Samir joined Environet in 2022. With a BSc in Geography, Samir started with a great footing in understanding the impacts of invasive plants on the built environment and he now helps homeowners across the region tackle these invasive and destructive plants. Consultant Will Joy has specialised in Japanese knotweed treatment and removal for over a decade, with extensive experience dealing with the plant in a variety of situations from small residential gardens to multi-million-pound commercial development sites.

Invasive Plant Specialists

Our Services

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Identification

Our experts will help you identify Japanese knotweed as well as a variety of other invasive plants

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Management Plans

Our experienced surveyors will come to your property and create a tailored solution to your invasive plant problem

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Removal

Cost-effective Japanese knotweed, bamboo and other invasive removal & treatment methods
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Identification

Our teams have the expertise to help you successfully identify the plant that you are dealing with

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Removal

We help businesses develop land affected by Japanese knotweed, Bamboo and other invasive plants

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Consultancy

With over 25 years’ experience in the knotweed industry, we offer a variety of consultancy services

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Knowledge Hub

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Japanese Knotweed UK Heatmap

Exposed™: The Japanese Knotweed Heatmap is an interactive online heatmap of Japanese knotweed sightings across the UK.
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A Guide to Mortgages and Japanese Knotweed

Understand how the presence of Japanese knotweed could affect your mortgage.
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Japanese Knotweed Insurance Guide

Making sure you have the right protection against the costs associated with the discovery of Japanese knotweed.
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New JustCheck™ – Japanese knotweed protection offers peace of mind to homebuyers and sellers from Japanese knotweed

We’ve launched a new survey, JustCheck™ aimed at homebuyers and sellers who want more certainty on whether or not a property is affected by Japanese knotweed.
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May 7, 2024
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Our EOT Succession Story

To all our customers, I set up Environet in 1996 as an environmental consultancy; little did I know it would morph into the successful knotweed and invasive plant company it has become, employing some 30 people.
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May 7, 2024
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How to successfully sell a property this spring

With Easter behind us, and summer on the horizon, now is the time when sellers come out of their winter hibernation and put their homes up for sale, hoping to capitalise on what is traditionally a busy period for the housing market.
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May 7, 2024
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How to successfully sell a property this spring

Nic seal, founder of Environet
May 7, 2024
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Our EOT Succession Story

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April 19, 2024
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Why DIY methods like diesel, vinegar, and bleach won’t manage to kill bamboo and what to do instead

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April 19, 2024
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Our Journey to Net Zero: Environet’s Commitment to Sustainability

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March 10, 2023
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Webinars and Seminars

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March 21, 2023
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‘How does Japanese knotweed affect property sales’

This morning, our Managing Director and Founder, Nic Seal, guest presented a webinar for leading conveyancing body, Searches UK. Nic presented the webinar ‘How does Japanese knotweed affect property sales’ to over 170 registrants.
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March 21, 2023
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“How to identify invasive plants and understand the risk they present”

Last week, we were thrilled to have one of our directors, Emily Grant, present to an audience of knowledgeable property professionals, including chartered surveyors and property developers, her latest webinar, ‘How to identify invasive plants and understand the risks they present’ which took place, with limited capacity on Tuesday 14th March,10am.

Start fixing your invasive plant problem today by requesting a survey

Rest assured, where invasive species are identified at an early stage and tackled correctly, problems can usually be avoided. Our specialist consultants complete thorough surveys to identify the extent of the problem. Our plans aren’t one-size-fits-all; they’re customised to tackle the invasive species at your property effectively, taking account of all of your requirements. 

GET IN TOUCH

Our team of experts is available between 9am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday to answer your enquiries and advise you on the next steps

Want a survey?

If you already know you have an invasive plant problem, you can request a survey online in less than two minutes by providing a few brief details. A member of the team will swiftly come back to you with further information and our availability.

Need quick plant identification?

Simply upload a few images of your problem plant to our identification form and one of our invasive plant experts will take a look and let you know, free of charge what you are dealing with. We’ll also be there to help with next steps where necessary. 

Contact our team of experts today