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Japanese knotweed spotted in Dorset

NEW DATA reveals Dorset hotspots with “Britain’s most invasive plant”, Japanese Knotweed.

Invasive plant species are responsible for damaging homes, sidewalks and gutters and can spread up up to seven meters horizontally.

As the growing season of Japanese knotweed begins, invasive plant specialist Environet UK has identified knotweed hotspots. for Spring using data from his online map.

There is currently nearly 55,500 known cases of Britain’s most invasive plant.

Japanese knotweed hotspots in Dorset for 2022: Dorchester with 24 infections in within a 4 km radius, Poole (23), Weymouth (22), Bournemouth (21) and Swanage (18).

Highlander hibernates over winter but in March or April is begins grow, with red or purple spearlike shoots emerging from the ground quickly turn into lush green bushes with pink-flecked stems and bamboolike canes.

For homeowners, the plant can pose a serious danger. problems if left unverified, with growth potential up through the cracks in concrete, paved driveways, walkways, gutters and hollow walls.

Roots can grow up to three meters deep and spread up up to seven meters horizontally. However, serious damage property rare due to regulation that requires knotweed control with this usually affects use of garden, causes legal disputes between neighbors and can affect property value by about five percent.

According to Environet research, about five percent of homes are currently infected with knotweed, or directly or indirectly.

What to do if you suspect you have a Japanese Knotweed:

  • Book a professional knotweed study to find out degree of infection, the place of its occurrence and best way to deal with it.
  • Arrange for professional treatment, usually by herbicide or digging, and always be sure to provide insurance guarantee for in work.
  • If you are buying property and you want be sure This clear of mountaineer, especially if he is located in or arrange a detection near the access point dog poll.

To view Japanese knotweed infection in your area visit: https://environetuk.com/exposed-japanese-knotweed-heat-map

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