Japanese knotweed

What is Japanese knotweed?

Japanese knotweed is an invasive non-native species which was brought to Britain as an ornamental garden plant in the mid-nineteenth century. However since then it has become widespread in the wild and causes serious problems by displacing native flora and causing structural damage to buildings and walls.


Reporting Japanese knotweed on our land

We deal with any Japanese knotweed plants growing on land owned by us, using trained staff or approved contractors.

If you see the plant growing on our land, you should report this to the anti-social behaviour team.

For further information on Japanese knotweed please visit the GOV.UK website.

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