Network Rail Loses Japanese Knotweed Case
Posted by Admin - Jul 2018
On the 3rd July 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Waistell & Williams v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, and in doing so set a landmark legal precedent and 'case law' for the control of Japanese knotweed.
PCA Invades RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Posted by Admin - May 2018
The PCA will be taking invasive plants to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to drive an important message to visitors. They’re showcasing 14 of the good, the bad and the ugly invasive non-native plants, which are currently thriving in gardens across the country.
BBC News - Knotweed cannot be eradicated
Posted by Admin - Apr 2018
This week, there was an article published by BBC News (and subsequently more media outlets) with the headline ‘knotweed cannot be eradicated’, in reference to the release of the University of Swansea’s Japanese knotweed treatment field trial results.
The headline was unfortunately misleading and not completely in context to the basis of the trials and the results gained. Another case of the media slightly sensationalising a story.
Japanese Knotweed Code of Practice
Posted by Admin - Jan 2018
When the Environment Agency withdrew its ‘Knotweed Code of Practice’ in 2016 the industry took on the mantle of providing best practice guidance on managing knotweed. The two industry trade bodies (PCA & INNSA) produced their own codes that provide the highest shared standards of best practice.
What's Lurking in your Garden this Halloween?
Posted by Admin - Oct 2017
As the evenings are drawing in and days and nights get colder it’s the time of Halloween. The loved or loathed tradition of trick-or-treating may come-a-knocking at your door but you will already have been dealt a trick of nature if you have Japanese knotweed on or near your property.