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Japanese Knotweed

JAPANESE KNOTWEED WORLD-WIDE PHENOMENON, BUT HOW DOES IT SPREAD? In its homeland - Japan, China and Taiwan Knotweed - 1 doesn't cause anywhere near as much harm and damage as it does outside of its natural environment. Why? Because it has plenty of natural predators such as fungal pathogens and insects. Sadly, it doesn't have any in Europe. Japanese knotweed treatment and management 3 costs the UK economy millions of pounds every year. A DEFRA analysis estimated an astonishing country-wide price tag of £1.5 billion for its Japanese knotweed is resistant control. to burning. Fire won't kill this plant 1.5 B it keeps - 3. growing back! 4 Experts estimate the cost of + 10%£ 4 keeping Japanese knotweed under control could be adding 10% or more to construction and development projects in the UK. So, you're wondering 6. what the biggest cause of Japanese knotweed It was introduced to spreading is? Britain by the Victorians in the 1800s as an FLY TIPPING ornamental garden plant. The Victorians weren't aware of how invasive and hard to maintain Japanese knotweed actually is. In October 2011 the BBC reported on 7 Hertfordshire home that lost £250,000 £305,000 £50,000 off the house price because Japanese knotweed invaded it, according to an independent survey. The estimated value drop was from £305,000 to £50,000 and labelled impossible to sell unless the invasive plant was treated. 8. Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is is classed as an regarded by the unwanted organism International Union in New Zealand for the Conservation and is established of Nature as one of in some parts of the world's top 100 invasive species. the country. 10 The weed can be found in 39 of the 50 United States. It is listed as an invasive weed in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado. According to Gail Wallin, executive Multiple lenders have refused 11 director of the Invasive Species 12 mortgage applications on the basis of the plant being Council of B.C., and co-chair of the Canadian Council on Invasive discovered in the garden or Species, by 2015 it was found in all provinces in Canada except neighbouring garden. Manitoba and Saskatchewan. MORTGAGE Japanese knotweed is classified as 13 'controlled waste' under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and can only be disposed of at licensed landfill sites. Environment UK estimates that 14 between 1% and 5% of homes in this country are affected by Japanese knotweed. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: f Japanese Knotweed Solutions JAPANESE KNOTWEED @JKSLtd O SOLUTIONS in Japanese Knotweed Solutions Ltd. m m m

Japanese Knotweed

shared by milkwhale on Sep 25
Describing how it spread of a worldwide phenomenon Japanese Knotweed


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