UK government concedes defeat to Japanese knotweed.

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by togata57, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Although the government has thrown up its collective hands in defeat, homeowners must still battle on: they can be forced to pay 3,000 pounds for a 'professional eradication plan' if the plant is discovered on their property, be placed under Antisocial Behavior Orders, and/or fined up to 2,500 pounds for failing to control invasives.

    Amazing that citizens are expected---nay, required---to accomplish what government has admitted it cannot do.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ear...er-in-battle-to-defeat-Japanese-knotweed.html
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Photo used shows Bohemian knot-weed - it seems (based on information elsewhere) there as here this is the "Japanese" knot-weed that has gotten all over, rather than the true item, for the most part.
     

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