Non-native invasive species present a challenge to native wildlife and some invasive plants are injurious to health, can cause structural problems to buildings, or can reduce water quality. Consequently, the spread of many non-native invasive species is controlled by law. The most commonly encountered and troublesome non-native plants include:
- Japanese Knotweed
- Himalayan Balsam
- Giant Hogweed
- New Zealand Pigmyweed
Our ecologists carry out targeted surveys for non-native invasive plants, sometimes for just one species, but these species are often initially detected during Preliminary Ecological Assessment or an NVC survey. Our experts can design and implement tailored programmes to remove, reduce and control threats posed to landscape and industry by non-native invasive plants.
Timing: All year, depending on species