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Planting on ex-Japanese Knotweed land

I bought a house 6 years ago which had JKW at the bottom of the garden (about 80ft away from the house). It was only in the last 6ft or so and was coming from railway land so I didn't panic. I contacted National Rail and between us we've been spraying our respective land twice a year. 

This year is the first year I've not had any JKW in my garden (woohoo!), although it is still on the railway side of the fence. I've just found out that Network Rail are going to be cutting back some of the trees that are overhanging the line, which is a shame but I understand the necessity. I would really like to plant a semi-mature tree of my own at the bottom of the garden (a hawthorn maybe) to try and offset some of the damage that's going to be done trackside, but I'm worried about stirring up the JKW again.

Am I being naive in thinking I can do this, or is it possible?


  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,144
    Sorry I can't help you but bumping this up for others to see.
  • glasgowdanglasgowdan Posts: 632
    Of course you can plant a tree there. When JKW ever surfaces again just treat it the same way you have been doing. The tree is irrelevant to that 
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