Case Studies

Lankro Way, Manchester Ship Canal

Capita Symonds, acting on behalf of the Peel Group, requested a treatment plan from Japanese Knotweed Control for the eradication of an infestation along the Manchester Ship Canal, in order to prepare the land for development.

The challenge: A Japanese knotweed infestation on the proposed development site required eradication within a very short timeframe in order to keep to the schedule of works outlined by the developers. Limitations on the treatments possible came from this time constraint and also from the need to keep costs as low as possible.

The solution: Working with Capita Symonds, Japanese Knotweed Control outlined a three-week treatment programme using stem injection equipment that allowed for complete eradication by the end of the summer that year. The treatment was succesful and three years on the site remains free of Japanese knotweed.

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Delivering services to over 291,000 people, Stockport Council is responsible for a large and diverse area that stretches from the borders of the Peak District National Park through to cosmopolitan Manchester.

The challenge: Stockport's borough has its own share of sites, such as local nature reserves and parks, contaminated with non-native invasive plant species such as Japanese knotweed. Taking an environmental lead, Stockport Council was keen to get actively involved in its treatment.

The solution: Relying on Japanese Knotweed Control's specialist advice and treatment methods and, latterly, using its own stem injection team, Stockport Council has successfully eradicated large swathes of the problem.

Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club

Founded over 100 years ago and comprising two 18 hole golf courses, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club sits idyllically in Royal Parkland at Richmond upon Thames, adjacent to Kew Gardens and just a few miles outside the capital.

The challenge: A Japanese knotweed infestation in the area had started to spread onto aspects of the course itself - specifically onto two large problem areas, a car park that bordering the edge of the 18th fairway as well as on a proposed new teeing ground at the 9th hole.

The solution: The club's location next to Kew Gardens meant that traditional chemical spraying of the large area was not an environmentally acceptable option.The localised stem injection method offered a cost-effective solution with minimal disruption to the course.