Knotweed in Leeds
Leeds was first noted as a major centre of manufacturing during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when it began producing wool. It cemented this reputation during the Industrial Revolution.
Nowadays its extensive retail area has made it the go-to shopping destination for the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber area. Unfortunately, with high footfall comes increased distribution of weeds and plant matter. When the weed in question can grow through concrete and metal, this spells particular problems for built-up urban cities.
Japanese knotweed is fast-growing and resilient. Its ability to grow indiscriminately through rock, concrete and brick makes it especially damaging to residential and commercial properties, and road infrastructure. The presence of knotweed on your premises can have far-reaching impacts on everything from your house price to mortgage rates. In some instances, buyers have been denied mortgages on the grounds of knotweed infestations.