About South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services Ltd
We are a family run invasive weed management, garden/site services and tree felling company based in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. We were launched in 2013 by Carwyn Templeton, who is a fully qualified Japanese Knotweed Certificated Surveyor (JKCS) through the Property Care Association & an NPTC qualified Chainsaw Operator.
Our primary speciality is the treatment and control of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica), other invasive plant species and ‘general nuisance weeds’ found within the UK, for residential premises and land earmarked for housing and commercial development. We offer tree services (felling, crowning, removal, pollarding etc), through our experienced NPTC or LANTRA qualified chainsaw operators & tree surgeons who have in excess of 40 years combined experience within the forestry industry.
Our client base covers the whole of South Wales (including Swansea, Cardiff and Newport) and the West Wales area up to Aberystwyth & North Powys and throughout Gwent. We also carry out remedial work in Bristol and deep into the West Country and as far north as Shropshire and the Birmingham area frequently.
Why choose South Wales Knotweed Removal & Tree Services Ltd?
We have many years of experience in the weed control and forestry industry as well as garden and site clearance, garden maintenance and tree felling.
Japanese Knotweed & Invasive Weed Services
We were once victims of a large Japanese Knotweed infestation many years ago and we can relate directly to anyone who has Japanese Knotweed. We understand the anxiety you will most likely feel and have no doubt that you have heard all sorts of contorted horror stories through conversations with friends, on contractor websites and within the general media about the seriousness of it. This is where our knotweed story started and where South Wales Knotweed Removal, Garden and Tree Services came about.
From our experience, we learned that there are many contractors operating within the industry who offer all sorts of guarantees at a ‘low cost’ whilst asserting themselves as being ‘the No 1 contractor’ or ‘the region’s leading Japanese Knotweed specialists’ etc. We don’t stake claim to be better than anyone else within the weed control or tree felling industry, nor are we in the business of maligning our competitors. Nonetheless, we will however give you the assurance that we are qualified to carry out all of the jobs we take on and you will receive a first-class service, at a very competitive cost, with a positive outcome.
If you think you may have, or you know you have Japanese Knotweed then we offer a free, no-obligation site assessment where we will identify knotweed or any other nuisance weed as well as advise you of the best control and removal method for your property and circumstances, giving you costs and timescales.
We are an accredited and fully qualified Japanese Knotweed Certificated Surveyor (JKCS) recognised through the Property Care Association. We specialise in the identification, treatment and control of knotweed and other nuisance weeds found in the UK for residential and property development sites. Our professional service uses herbicide treatments that are appropriate for your property and the vegetation growing. Most mortgage lenders will only accept a report from a business with these qualifications.
We can provide you with a JKMP which is a Japanese Knotweed Management Plan. This is a comprehensive document that details the severity of contamination, provides an evaluation of appropriate control methods, gives a detailed assessment of the risks associated with any control action as well as advice on biosecurity. The JKMP is updated by us annually following annual treatment and evaluation.
We provide JKMP’s for residential properties, building sites that are subject to housing development and larger-scale development projects. A JKMP for a development site will contain more detailed information than a residential property. A JKMP is normally required by a mortgage lender before they agree to lend funds on a property. All our JKMP’s are supplemented by a 10-year Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG). The JKMP ‘stays’ with the property or site which means if there is any future property transfer, the JKMP becomes the possession of the new owner, irrespective of how many times the property or site exchanges hands.
We provide tree services, such as pollarding, crowning, pruning, felling, through our NPTC chainsaw operators, all of whom possess a vast amount of experience in the forestry industry.
Our work is carried out by appropriately qualified tree surgeons with extensive knowledge and experience. They all hold CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards and are accredited to either Lantra or City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 in chainsaw use, and compliant with all industry standards. Our work conforms with the current best practices for Arboricultural works and in accordance to BS3998 (2010). We stringently adhere to Health & Safety legislation at all times.
One of our expert and certified tree surgeons will offer you advice if a tree or plant can be cut back safely, or if it should be completely removed, always complying with all of the UK Tree Felling legislation.
Garden & Site Clearance Services
We offer garden and development site clearance services. Our team will clear weeds, overgrown foliage, remove trees or make them safe for businesses or domestic properties. We have the experience and tools to quickly and efficiently clear any site and no job is too big or small for us. We often get called to properties that have just been purchased where the garden has taken over but it’s too big a job to clear or manage by yourself. We will assess the area, the weeds, foliage, plants and send a team in with the right experience to efficiently and safely get it back to a manageable level for you or to allow construction work to start.
We offer our garden services to both domestic, commercial and business properties, we can come to do a one-off clearance job as well as follow up maintenance service if you need it.
Our Qualifications & Accreditations:
- City & Guilds NPTC Level 2
- Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides (PA1/PA6)
- Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides near water (PA6AW)
- Herbicide Stem Injection Accreditation
- Member of the Property Care Association
- The Control & Eradication of Japanese Knotweed Surveyor’s Training Course
- Qualified Technician (PCAQT) in Japanese Knotweed
- Accredited Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed offering official and accredited JKMP’s
We guarantee to provide you with a positive outcome for any weed issue you may have, for our garden maintenance services, tree felling or ground clearance. Our strong customer service is at the heart of what we do and this has resulted in us having a first-class reputation with our client’s and in the areas we work. Our customer ethos has been a vital component in ensuring the long-term success and growth of our business. We have worked extremely hard over the years to gain a positive reputation throughout South & West Wales, the South West and the West Country.
Contact us today to find out more about the services we offer and how we can help you.