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04/07/14

Addfields Fight Against Knotweed

With Japanese knotweed continuing to spread throughout the UK, Addfield has recently provided a number of multi-service companies with machines to incinerate the invasive plant.

Japanese knotweed was first introduced to our country in the Victorian era as an exotic plant; however, it soon became one of the most destructive plants in the UK. It can damage footpaths, concrete, tarmac and flood defences, as well as harm the environment. UK citizens have a responsibility to prevent its spread if this plant grows in their premises.

Addfield incinerators are the perfect solution to this issue – the thermal heat treatment eradicates the vines and renders them nothing more than fine ash. This leaves the remains in a more suitable condition to be buried (at least 5cm deep as per legislation) or to be taken off-site by a licensed waste transporter.

To effectively control the Japanese knotweed, it is necessary to incinerate the re-growth, which may not appear again for a number of years as the knotweed can lie dormant before resurfacing.
As our incinerators are built to last- this will not pose a problem for subsequent incineration.

For more information on Japanese Knotweed and what you can do if you find it on your premises, please click here

Japanese Knotweed can be major issue for property owners to learn more click here

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