Japanese Knotweed

Find out about Japanese knotweed, why its become a problem and how to report it.

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Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed (scientific name Fallopia japonica) is sometimes known locally as 'donkey rhubarb'. It first came to the UK in the mid 19th century as a garden plant. Since then it has become a serious problem. Particularly on roadsides, riverbanks and derelict land. It prevents our native plants from growing and causes structural damage. In the photo on the right you can see knotweed growing through concrete blocks.  I.....

Last updated: 14/04/2021 09:23:29


Report Japanese Knotweed on Council land

This survey is being undertaken to assist Cornwall Council to control Japanese knotweed on land within its control. The Council is committed to working with the Cornwall Knotweed Forum to control the spread of Japanese knotweed in Cornwall. However, with reducing resources, any control programme will be prioritised. The reporting of knotweed will not necessarily result in its treatment. Report Japanese knotweed on Cornwal.....

Last updated: 17/08/2021 13:05:59


Invasive plants

Cornwall's ecology and landscape is of national and international importance. Twenty-seven per cent of the county is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a further 24% as Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV). Invasive plants threaten the native flora that is integral to the beauty of our countryside. What makes an invasive plant? Cornwall's landscape is highly managed. Our increased interest in gard.....

Last updated: 09/08/2022 13:23:12


Neighbouring Open Spaces

Information for landowners with property adjoining one of Cornwall Council’s Open Spaces There are many benefits living beside a park or open space, from extra greenery and wildlife, to the recreational value it offers. In return, park managers receive useful information from these neighbours on what is going on in the open space and how it might be improved. The Council receive many enquiries from adjoining landowners on.....

Last updated: 12/11/2021 14:04:43


Verge maintenance

What we are responsible for We are responsible for cutting verges alongside the road. You can see what we cut below.  Growth from a boundary hedge that separates a field or land from the road is the responsibility of the landowner. We do have the power to take action on behalf of the landowner when appropriate. Verges are an important feature of our roads. They reduce noise, provide screening and vital habitat, as well as.....

Last updated: 23/05/2022 13:22:05


Corserv and the Corserv Group including Cormac & Cornwall Housing

Cormac, part of Corserv, is a Cornwall Council company. They are designated as a public authority and are responsible in their own right in adhering to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Thus please use the following link which will take you to the relevant website for Cormac. Cornwall Housing, part of Corserv, is a Cornwall Council company. They are designated as a public authority and are responsible in their o.....

Last updated: 17/08/2021 13:37:08


Garden waste collections

What you need to know before signing up  You can use this fortnightly domestic garden waste collection service for things like: grass clippings weeds leaves prunings This service is for domestic households only.  Businesses, including self-catering and holiday let properties, are not eligible to apply. If you're subscribing for the first time, you need to buy one of our brown bins or reusable bags when you sign up.  .....

Last updated: 20/05/2022 10:39:34


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