August Knotweed Blog

August Blog 2017

We are mid-way through the season now & we are just about taking a breath. Due to our recent successes we have been fortunate enough to add to our growing team and are happy to say they are coming along fantastically.

Ongoing investment through training to national and international standards is a priority for our business and we are looking forward to our workforce adding to their growing list of competencies & qualifications.

At this time of year there is also an upsurge of media and news articles relating to Invasive species, with Japanese Knotweed & Giant Hogweed garnering the majority of coverage. A recent case in the national press recently related to an incident in North London where a government employee was filmed dumping Japanese Knotweed into a local watercourse.

As it stands a person or organisation causing the spread of Japanese Knotweed can be liable for a hefty fine for breaching such rules. As a result of this the agency in question, In this case the Environment Agency, could be liable. The funny thing about this is Environment agency were responsible for the publication of the first Codes of practice!

The full article can be found below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4806134/Worker-caught-dumping-Japanese-Knotweed-stream.html

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