This is how quickly Knotweed can become a problem for home-owners

By Mark Montaldo on 21st December 2017 (updated: 19th July 2019) in News

As you can see in the time lapse above, it can only take a matter of weeks for an established knotweed infestation to make its presence known.

In the space of 10 weeks a stem can sprout from its root system and reach a height of 3-4 metres. As ambitious as these plants are above ground, they’re equally capable of growing advanced roots systems underground. In the same time frame they can establish tough root systems that can dig up to 3 metres deep and 7 metres horizontally. This root system is made up of rhizomes which are capable of spawning complete plants from the smallest of fragments.

Traditional weed removal only serves to exacerbate the problem here, which is why it’s crucial that you get in touch with a professional team of consultants as soon as you discover an infestation.​

Mark Montaldo Knotweed Help Solicitors
Mark Montaldo

Mark Montaldo is the lead solicitor for Knotweed Help and has over 12 years of experience in the field of Civil Litigation and has advised a Parliament Select Committee on the legal issues faced by individuals dealing with Japanese knotweed on their land. Now considered one of the country's leading litigators in Japanese knotweed law he works alongside the country’s top barristers and experts. His in-depth legal experience and connections to the Japanese knotweed removal industry make him uniquely suited for handling your case.