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Eco Control Solutions (ECS) design specific packages to suit any client’s need with a wide range of Japanese Knotweed eradication options depending on the site specific pressures with regards to timescales, costs and ecological issues.
ECS offer comprehensive site surveys in which specific invasive weed species and ecological issues will be identified on site and practical solutions provided to your Japanese Knotweed problem. The issues will be mapped and detailed with a cost effective strategy put in place.
Japanese Knotweed Herbicidal Treatment
ECS prides itself in it’s ability to eradicate Japanese Knotweed in a single season using herbicidal treatments. ECS’s system has been developed through a detailed understanding of the biology of the plant, this enables ECS to provide a cost effective and guaranteed Japanese knotweed eradication solution.
All Japanese Knotweed eradication projects are covered by a 10 year guarantee.
ECS’s experienced and fully qualified in-house operatives will carry out site visits throughout the treatment period with continued monitoring to ensure eradication.
Japanese Knotweed - Geo-textile Membranes
These are also known as root barriers, these are a physical barrier protecting a structure or site from Japanese Knotweed infestation. These can be used for cell burial, stock pile formation and other burial methods.Spoil to Soil Technology
Remove Japanese Knotweed - Dig and Dump
occasions there is no other option on a development site apart from
removing the Japanese Knotweed contaminated soil
from site and disposing in an authorised landfill. ECS are able to
provide resources including watching briefs to reduce the amount of
material going to landfill by up to 60% therefore greatly reducing
costs. ECS are also able to supply all plant, transportation and
disposal of the controlled waste therefore offering the client a
Remove Japanese Knotweed - On-site Burial
Where the site conditions allow an on site burial strategy may be possible. This involves placing the Japanese Knotweed contaminated material at least 5m below the final ground level and capping it with clean material.
Remove Japanese Knotweed - Cell Burial
Japanese Knotweed Onsite burial is a fast cost effective method of dealing with Japanese Knotweed Infestations. The constraints to this methodology are site size, water levels and area of development. Within the cell burial programme a pit is dug and lined with a geotextile membrane. All joints within the cell are welded closed. The Japanese Knotweed is then excavated under the direction of a highly experienced ECS clerk of works. This is then capped with a cover of geotextile membrane and welded shut, thus creating “The Cell”. A cover of soil is then placed on top of the cell to a depth of approximately 2 metres. This solution is perfect for areas of sites that are not to be piled or built on. Historically clients have built car parks on top of the cells. This Japanese Knotweed control method is covered by the ECS 10 year insurance backed guarantee.
Remove Japanese Knotweed - On-site Translocation
Soil can be excavated from the contaminated area and moved to a more convenient area on the site where it can be stockpiled on a geo-textile membrane where the Japanese Knotweed can be allowed to grow normally then herbicidally treated. Once eradication has been completed the soil can then be reintroduced and used normally on the site. This method reduces the environmental and economic problems of the dig and dump strategy.
Japanese Knotweed - Stem Injection
Unlike traditional Japanese Knotweed herbicidal treatment methods which are applied to the surface of the leaves of the plant, stem injection targets the application of a controlled quantity of herbicide directly into the core of the plant. This direct targeting of the herbicidal application enables stem injection to be the least insidious method of eradication of Japanese Knotweed.
Stem injection is not weather dependant - traditional spraying methods are severely compromised by weather conditions and can not be applied during heavy winds or rain.
Stem injection can 100% be safely applied in an area where TPO’s (Tree Preservation Orders) have been issued - traditional spraying and mechanical removal methods are not suitable, and will result in severe damage.
Stem injection has no impact on any surrounding vegetation or wildlife– traditional spraying methods will cause damage to any surrounding vegetation and can cause harm to local wildlife.
Stem injection is accepted and authorised by the E.A. to use on organic approved farms, without causing the loss of their organic status. Due to the labour intensiveness of stem injecting it is really on used on smaller sites or site that carry environmental issues for example water courses and TPO's.
Eco Control are specialists in the treatment of invasive weeds, invasive weed control, Japanese knotweed eradication and Japanese knotweed control and management solutions.