Japanese Knotweed is reported growing in most areas of Cornwall and continues to spread. Japanese Knotweed can be found in gardens of residential properties, commercial premises, streams and ditches and rural open areas. This is mainly due to the misunderstanding of the plant and its capabilities.
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Cornwall has certain hot spot areas of Japanese Knotweed, such as Penzance, Looe, Fowey, Polperro, St Austell , Falmouth on the south coast and areas in mid Cornwall such as, Lostwithiel, Redruth, Liskeard, together with North coast areas such as Port Isaac, St Agnes and St Ives. Southwest Knotweed will cover all areas of Cornwall.
Japanese Knotweed found growing in Cornwall is all female with non-viable seeds.
The climate in Cornwall isn’t just for visiting holiday- makers. Japanese Knotweed just loves Cornwall’s temperate oceanic climate, which provides the sunniest and mildest climate within the United Kingdom. We have seen Japanese Knotweed growing in January with its initial purple/red pointed growth, merging from the soil, when the plant should still be in winter dormancy.
Japanese Knotweed will grow from a piece of it rhizome (roots), weighing as little as 0.7 grams and, if Japanese Knotweed isn’t identified and managed in the correct way, this only increases the risk of further spread.
Southwest Knotweed surveys properties in all areas of Cornwall, on a daily basis. With clients normally requesting our qualified Japanese Knotweed Surveyor to undertake a survey that is mortgage compliant, which also provides information and a management plan for a home buyer or home seller. We have a proven track record in providing the right survey report, with the right treatment programme and the right Insurance Backed Guarantees to allow the property transaction to proceed.
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