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When Japanese knotweed is found on or near properties, it can pose an array of potentially expensive problems for a number of different parties. Firstly, homeowners that spot knotweed near their property may begin to worry about its far-reaching and invasive rhizomes growing through buildings and foundations causing hundreds, maybe thousands of pounds of structural damage.

Secondly, estate agents worry as Japanese knotweed near properties may pose a risk to potential sales. And lastly, property developers fear unbudgeted costs through knotweed treatment costs and site delays if not dealt with properly from the very start.

With all of these potential problems, it comes to no surprise that many people take to dealing with Japanese knotweed themselves, however, as knotweed becomes more problematic due to its ability to spread easily if managed incorrectly, much legislation on the management and removal of knotweed now exists. One of the most commonly asked questions surrounding knotweed and its removal is "can Japanese knotweed be burnt?

To make things easy to understand, the experts here at Taylor Total Weed Control are here to tell you. 

Can I Burn Japanese Knotweed


Burning Japanese Knotweed

In answer to the question "can I burn Japanese knotweed?", yes you can. The burning of Japanese knotweed is an effective way to eradicate it from a site, but only when the plant is absent of moisture. Here, you need to ensure that the strands of the plant are fully dried out. Once this has happened, the knotweed can be properly burnt, ensuring there is no possibility of it regrowing. When burning knotweed, it is important to make sure the whole plant is burnt and disposed of properly, otherwise you risk the infestation growing back in the future. 

One of the most effective ways to burn Japanese knotweed is through the use of a micro incinerator. This mobile burner works hard against the knotweed plant causing minimal damage against the surrounding environment, producing low levels of noise, dust, emissions and vibration. 


Will Burning Fully Eradicate Knotweed?

Burning Japanese knotweed effectively and in the proper way will ensure any infestation is fully destroyed. If all conditions are met, i.e. the plant's strands are dried out, then burning is a highly successful method of Japanese knotweed removal. Once completed, it is vital that the remnants on the plant are removed and handles properly, as any mishandling of soil can result in the knotweed's rhizomes spreading, leading to re-growth in the future. 

Before burning any knotweed infestation, however, it is vitally important to get in touch with your local council or authority to ensure you are in a safe and legal place to do so and to ensure you're not required to obtain a specific permit to do so.


Professional Knotweed Removal 

Of course, burning Japanese knotweed is an effective way to eradicate any infestation you may have on or near your property. However, there are other effective ways that you can rid of knotweed that can cause even less damage to the environment such as herbicide treatment and excavation. Here at Taylor Total Weed Control, we offer professional knotweed removal services that guarantee any Japanese knotweed found on your site is properly and efficiently dealt with, ensuring all risks of regrowing are effectively removed.

You can learn more about our knotweed removal services by clicking below. Furthermore, if you'd like to get in touch with a member of our team, you can call us today on 029 2039 7554 or email us

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