Invasive Species

The Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 states it is illegal to cause the spread Japanese Knotweed. The Environment Agency Guidance on the movement and disposal of soil containing specified Invasive Species is specific on what control measures must be taken. Well known invasive species include:

  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Himalayan Balsam
  • Giant Hogweed

Remediation Strategies has experience in the management and disposal of infestations from small scale management through spraying, up to complete eradication through excavation and disposal. The following services are offered:

  • The application of approved herbicide via spraying
  • Excavation and herbicide application in a controlled area
  • Excavation and herbicide application, deposition within treatment cell on-site
  • Excavation and deposition in engineered lined containment cell off-site

All treatments for invasive species are designed in accordance with the Environment Agency guidance documentation such as ‘Managing Japanese Knotweed’ and herbicide applications are notified appropriately, where required.