Japanese Knot Weed

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Japanese Knot Weed

Postby philj » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:46 pm

Today a relative of mine asked me to identify a new tree which has appeared in his garden and has grown 6ft this year.

From what I see on the internet it appears to be the dreaded knot weed. Are there any proper channels to go through to get rid of this i.e. the LA or Env Agency, or is it down to the individual to try and sort it.

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Postby katee » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:38 pm

OH NO :shock: :shock: :shock: are you positive it is knot-weed?
I would contact your E.Agency.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/w ... otweed.htm

We have lots of it here in Cornwall.

I've seen it invade gardens so much it makes properties unmortgageable :cry:
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Postby ukmicky » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:08 pm

Its not a notifable plant.

Its down to you to get rid of.

There are companies that specialise in it removal.
Advice given is not legally qualified and you are advised to gain a professional opinion
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Postby Mojisola » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:42 am

Follow the advice on here - www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=13805

Get your relative to be really vigilant and look out for other small plants. The smaller they are when you treat them, the easier they will be to eradicate them. This plant can be a nightmare if allowed to spread.
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