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King's Wood Questions & Answers

Ashford, United Kingdom

I have noticed Japanese Knotweed growing on Forestry Commission land, very close to some houses. Some of the trees adjacent to this patch have been painted with numbers in yellow paint. If these trees are to be removed and or soil disturbance is to take place, what will happen to this invasive plant?

over a year ago Answer

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Dear John,

Having some experience with the dreaded Knotweed, generally speaking the forestry commission would employ a contractor to remove this or spray it at least. Obviously this will not eradicate the weed entirely. I'm unsure as to what the FC policy is on this so it may be worth speaking to them.

Hope this helps

over a year ago
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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PS Perhaps the Forestry Commission would be more likely to have the answer.

over a year ago
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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This is a really good question and sorry I don't have the exact answer but I believe that there are specialist companies who deal with this invasive plant [Triffid!]. Perhaps contact KCC and you might get a good contact who can answer this.

kind regards

Edumerity

over a year ago
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