The Three Shires Invasive Weeds Solutions, part of Three Shires Ltd, is a UK leading Invasive Weed specialist for the Commercial & Private Sector. Three Shires has over 25 years' experience, managing projects from concept to completion.
Our Specialist Team provides efficient solutions that comply with environmental Legislation for the management and eradication of Invasive Weeds, from Domestic, Landlords, Housing Associations and Developers, to large-scale Civil Engineering Contractors and Consultants.
Japanese knotweed damages concrete, tarmac, flood defences and the stability of river banks. Housing is a particular problem, with untreated Japanese knotweed leading to a decrease in value of a property.
We specialise in Japanese Knotweed and other Invasive Weed remediation techniques, such as Herbicide Treatment, (including Stem Injection), Cell Burial/Site Encapsulation, Soil Screening, Managed & Monitored Excavation and disposal, and in the installation of Root Barrier Membranes.
Our Team has provided Invasive Weed Solutions on projects throughout the UK, including Wembley Park, Rampion Wind Farm and Euston Station development for HS2.
Japanese Knotweed is recognised by the Environment Agency as the UK’s most invasive species. Its' aggressive growth causes extensive damage to buildings, foundations, and roads, resulting in costly delays to development projects along with hefty fines, plus potential imprisonment.
The Himalayan Balsam plant has adapted successfully to UK conditions and now out-competes many native British plants, colonising whole watercourses. The plants leave watercourses vulnerable to erosion when river levels rise in winter, increasing incidences of flooding.
Giant Hogweed Plants produce Sap that contains a toxic chemical that sensitises the skin and leads to severe blistering when exposed to sunlight. On contact with the skin the sap causes photo-dermatitis and can cause blindness from the chemical Furanocoumarin.
Most aquatic plants have one common characteristic; their rapid growth chokes out native plants and overwhelms watercourses to such an extent that it can be impossible to see the water.
Common Ragwort (Senecio Jacobean) is a native plant that is highly invasive, and colonises wasteland, grass verges and fields.
Ragwort contains dangerous toxins that can cause fatal liver damage to horses and livestock.
Rhododendron is a non-native to the UK. It was introduced to the as seed in the 1760s, then it soon became supplied by the nursery trade. Over the past few decades is has reached invasive level. It has had a negative affect on native flora and wildlife populations.
Three Shires Invasive Weeds Solutions methodology provides a faster, efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to other comparable methods available.
The strategy has been developed though on-site experience and research, that is based on a detailed understanding of Japanese Knotweed and other Invasive Weed plants, and how they propagate.
We have also developed suitable strategies to eradicate Japanese Knotweed by watercourses, in close proximity to trees and in environmentally sensitive areas.
Cell Burial or Site Encapsulation are the best methods for eradicating Japanese Knotweed within a site.
Contaminated soil is carefully excavated and transported on site to a specially dug burial pit lined with a specialist Japanese Knotweed Barrier.
Uncontaminated earth is then placed on top of the sealed cell, allowing the land to be used for Landscaping.
Soil Screening by Three Shires Invasive Weeds is carefully managed by a mechanical and hand screening process.
The contaminated earth is excavated and placed on a conveyor where Japanese Knotweed Rhizomes are handpicked from the soil.
This process offers huge cost savings by reducing the volume of contaminated material sent to Landfill by 97%.
Three Shires Invasive Solutions provide a fully managed works package to excavate and transport invasive Weeds from site. With our detailed knowledge of invasive plants, we can minimise the amount of contaminated soil that needs to be transported to registered landfill, minimising the cost. All transport is undertaken by our licenced carriers.
Three Shires Invasive Solutions provides Root Barrier Membrane installation to contain and stop the spread of Invasive Weeds on site.
We offer a complete design service for Japanese knotweed cell burial design, for the purposes of a project.
Three Shires Invasive Solutions provides control packages for many other Invasive Weeds, including Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, Common Ragwort and Aquatic Invasives. Offering tried and tested, cost effective and environmentally sensitive solutions to fit client program and budget.
Three Shires Ltd are specialist contractors to the Rail, Utilities, Construction and Civil Infrastructure sectors.
For over 25 years Three Shires Ltd has developed long standing relationships with the UK’s leading Construction Contractors, House Builders, Civil Engineers, Developers, Environmental and Ecological Consultants.
Three Shires Ltd
Piper Hole Farm
Eastwell Road, Scalford
Leicestershire, LE14 4SS
Phone: 01664 444 604
Fax: 01664 444 605