A study conducted by a team of Swansea University scientists has come across a rare Japanese knotweed hybrid near Cardiff.
The knotweed cross-breed is commonly known as Connolly’s knotweed – a blend of traditional Japanese knotweed and similar-looking plant, Russian vine.
While Connelly’s knotweed is fairly rare on UK soil, records have shown a rise in prominence of the rare plant across continental Europe.
With this emergence in South Wales comes growing concerns that Britain’s knotweed problem could get worse.
Problem Might Get Worse
The study was part of a larger investigation conducted by Swansea University College of Science conducted over the course of eight years.
The thorough examination into the knotweed problem also included the world’s largest Japanese knotweed field trial.
According to Swansea University’s Sophie Hocking, the PhD student leading the Japanese knotweed study, had this to say:
“If future climatic conditions become favourable for these seeds to germinate successfully, our Japanese knotweed problem might get worse.
A seed bank full of hybrid knotweed could mean a second wave of invasion following treatment of the initial problem.”
Take Action Early
With scientific evidence posing a grim update into the growing Japanese knotweed issue nationwide, the UK’s on-going battle with the villainous vine proves to be far from over.
While the impact of this latest discovery remains to be seen, the importance of taking eradicative action on Japanese knotweed upon discovery has never been more evident.
Early discovery and early attention can help minimise the issue and limit the damage caused by the unwelcome guest.
If you believe you may have Japanese knotweed on your property or suspect there may be Japanese knotweed on a neighbouring property, act fast to nip the problem in the bud before it gets out of hand.
At Taylor Weed Control, we specialise in evicting Japanese knotweed from your property for good. With over 15 years’ experience in the knotweed game, our team of experts are more than capable of wiping out your weedy woes.
Our services are available across South Wales and the South West, including Cardiff and Swansea. Whether you knotweed is of the Japanese or Connelly variety, we don’t discriminate – we’ll help you say “sayonara” to your knotweed problem today.
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