Japanese Knotweed was introduced into Britain in the 19th century as an ornamental plant. Find out more about Japanese Knotweed.
Over time it has become widespread in a range of habitats, including roadsides, riverbanks and derelict buildings. It outcompetes native plants and animals.
If Japanese Knotweed is on private land, the landowner is responsible for control and treatment. For further advice, take a look at the Environment Agency's Japanese Knotweed section of their website.
If you find Knotweed on Lichfield District Council property, please contact John Smith on 01543 253927.
If you find Knotweed on a highway, please contact Staffordshire Highways.