Japanese Knotweed

Priority Construction was recently appointed to the TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland) contractor’s framework to tackle the spread of Japanese Knotweed.  The Japanese knotweed is a non-native invasive species and it is a growing problem throughout Ireland.

Property owners who find Japanese knotweed on their property are advised not to strim, cut, flail or chip the plants as tiny fragments can regenerate new plants and make the problem even more difficult to manage.

The knotweed can be controlled successfully through the application of appropriate herbicides. Eradication of the plant requires planning, as follow-up treatments are usually required.

Priority Construction are fully geared up and equipped to advise on and eradicate Japanese Knotweed. We recently trained several of our operatives to “PU”, “Professional Users”, of pesticides standard.