Olympic Park Japanese knotweed removal – mission accomplished by TCM
October 29th, 2009
Since commencing this project in 2007, an incredible 137,500 tonnes of Japanese knotweed contaminated soil has been cleaned on the Olympic Park site.
This represents an amazing achievement, saving huge quantities of carbon emissions by undertaking in-situ treatment and the results confirm TCM as the leading Japanese knotweed eradication specialist in the UK.
The project has required us to be totally flexible in our approach in order to meet the client’s time schedules and logistical needs due to the many other activities taking place on site. The success of bringing the project in on time is confirmed in the Thames Gateway Annual Report 2008/9 which confirms that construction is ahead of schedule.
We’d like to thank all those that have been involved for their commitment and expertise which have allowed us to build on the relationships we have made and we look forward to providing this service on similar projects in the future.
Using our proven methodology, TCM has processed in excess of 400,000 tonnes of Japanese knotweed contaminated soil during 2009.
If you want to know more about this, contact us on 01440 760170 or email us at email@example.com.
Tags: Japanese Knotweed, Japanese knotweed eradication, Japanese knotweed removal
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October 14th, 2009
At TCM we can now provide longer term solutions to invasive aquatic weed problems through the addition of specialist amphibious vehicle equipment, which can cut and clear aquatic weed debris, to our portfolio of HIT system solutions.
When combined with herbicide treatment and remediation of the water body, a complete solution that allows biodiversity to return and minimises flood risk is available.
There is a growing need to control aquatic weeds which are invading our waterways, ponds and lakes, stifling water flow, causing flooding and stagnation and destroying biodiversity in the UK’s wetland areas. Some of the most invasive weeds such as floating pennywort and parrots feather have been introduced into the UK within the past 50 years and are rapidly spreading.
In 2005, the Centre for Aquatic Plant Management stated in their work plan:
“It is estimated that operational agencies spend approximately £35 million per year on aquatic plant management, with a further £15 million spent by individual organisations and riparian owners. These costs could increase by up to 50% in the next 10 years because of loss of pesticides, the effects of alien species and vegetation changes due to global warming, and increased costs of alternative techniques.”
Sites are assessed on an individual basis and a solution is provided to give customers results in the timescales and budget required.
Howard Downer, TCM’s managing director says: “this is an exciting development for our customers. There are very few companies out there who can combine the expertise of use of herbicides in water with the mechanical clearance of debris. In addition, to be able to offer remediation of the site through UK Wetlands gives our customers the best possible chance of overcoming the problems that invasive aquatic weeds cause.”
TCM is an Amenity Assured, ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHAS 18001 accredited invasive weed management company. We operate throughout the UK and provide a full range of invasive weed and ecology services to the construction industry, councils and private land owners.
For more information, please visit our website at www.t-c.m.co.uk, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01440 760170.
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Did you know? – a few amazing facts about weeds and newts
September 3rd, 2009
Did You Know…..?
Floating Pennywort can grow an incredible 30cm per day and will quickly decimate the biodiversity of slow moving bodies of water. Click here for more information on Floating Pennywort
There is evidence that Japanese knotweed can lie dormant for a whopping 22 years. (D. Shaw, Japanese knotweed alliance, 2005) Since legislation was extended in 2008, you can now claim Land Remediation Tax Relief on Japanese knotweed eradication (150% of corporation tax paid). Click here for more information on Japanese knotweed tax relief
Giant Hogweed produces a virulent dermatitis on contact with human skin, when conditions of strong sunlight and high temperatures and humidity combine with skin exposure to sap. Beware and cover up when dealing with this monster of a plant. No wonder it survives – each plant produces up to 100,000 seeds. Click here for more information on Giant Hogweed
Great crested newts can live to be 27 years in age in optimum predator free conditions. Each great crested newt has an individual pattern of orange and black belly spots which makes it unique, useful for undertaking population counts