Japanese Knotweed is a herbaceous perennial invasive plant growing stalks with foliage 6-10 feet high in the growing season. These stalks then die back to ground level in the fall, or dormant season. Most the energy from the stalks gets transported to the root system where it is utilized to both increase the root density and prepare for growth in the following season.
Japanese Knotweed's root system is the key to its success. Due to heavy disturbance of soil since the mid-20th Century many Japanese Knotweed root fragments have been unintentionally disturbed and relocated. These root fragments, as small as 1/8th of an inch grow a new Japanese Knotweed patch anywhere they land.
The direct harm of the growth and root system of Japanese Knotweed is nothing short of incredible. Japanese Knotweed is capable of growing through and compromising 5" thick asphalt, rock walls, foundations, siding, underground utilities and plumbing all while creating and impenetrable mass of plant material that provides no wildlife value. This mass can be as small as a square foot to larger than a square acre.
If you have Japanese Knotweed it is imperative that you get it treated as soon as possible before its negative consequences compound upon the environment and your quality of life. We offer Japanese Knotweed treatment options. Reach out today to start the process.
Due to Japanese Knotweed's insidious root structure, effective management requires at least 3-5 years of control. Control costs depreciate over time. If you delay treatment the site will continue to grow creating a greater cost to you and the environment. Click the Button to make us aware of your Japanese Knotweed infestation and learn more about effective management.