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Japanese Knotweed – Not such a knotty problem?

January 2020
Michael Salau and Jade Archer

In recent years, Japanese Knotweed has become the ‘villain’ of the horticultural world, feared by property owners and mortgage lenders.

However, a UK government report published in May 2019 suggests that Japanese Knotweed may not be as big a problem as previously thought. In this article we consider the problematic nature of the plant, the conclusions reached in the government’s report and what the future might hold for Japanese Knotweed and those affected by it.

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