About Us

We are based at the renowned Wood Lane Countryside Centre in Sheffield.

We cover the areas of Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

Within our careers we have 30 years experience of working with Japanese Knotweed and other habitat management projects and have experience of working with various agencies:
Sheffield City Council
Environment Agency
Network Rail
South Yorkshire Forest.

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Our Mission Statement

“To utilise our expertise and experience to control invasive species in the most professional manner.
To do so in the most cost effect manner for the customer without compromise.”

 

 

Adrian Burke

Adrian Burke, BSc Hons Environmental Management

The Problem and the Law

Japanese Knotweed can grow up to 10cm (4inch) a day. It crowds out other flora and fauna and so reduce bio-diversity.
It can grow through concrete causing structural damage finding its way through faults and weaknesses in structures. A plant can grow from a 0.4g rhizome(root). New knotweed plants can grow from the stems, crowns or rhizomes and can grow up to 7mts from a plant to a depth of 3mts.

It is against the law to cause it to grow in the wild and also to let it grow into your neighbours property.
Its roots are classed as Controlled Waste and need a Licensed Waste Carrier to remove them. You are not allowed to move it from your property yourself. It is not allowed in Local Authority Waste Disposal Sites or Council Bin schemes.

More comprehensive guidance about Japanese Knotweed can be found on the Environment Agency website Here.
The main pieces of legislation are:
The Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended) 1981
The Environmental Protection Act 1990
The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991
Land Remediation Relief

Under the Finance Bill 2009, Japanese Knotweed 1st April 2009. Persons liable for corporation tax can claim a 150% deduction on the cost of removing Knotweed which can be claimed at the end of the tax year.

Our Services and Skills

Plan

An individual Knotweed Management Plan

Timescale

Our work is usually complete after 3 year with herbicide application stem injection is usually 95% successful after 1 year.

Environment

We follow Environment Agency Guides lines on invasive species.

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Assessments

Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments

Fully Trained

Fully trained NPTC pesticide operatives for 17 years

Fully Trained

Fully trained Chainsaw operatives for 17 years

Experience

We have experience of working with various agencies over the last 20 years