Now is the time to start looking out for signs of Japanese knotweed!


During the winter the plant dies back, but now you will be able to see the bamboo-like stems emerging. Japanese knotweed is an invasive, non-native plant that suppresses other plant growth and therefore it is an offence to cause or allow it to spread under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 section 14 (2).


For more information about the legislation, problems, treatment and management of Japanese knotweed, take a look out our information sheet.


Japanese knotweed information sheet


Japanese knotweed