Invasive Species Control / Management

Pennine Ecological undertake control, treatment and monitoring programmes for invasive species recognised under the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019

The 14 plant species identified as being widely spread in England and Wales and requiring management are:

Nuttall’s waterweed (Elodea nuttallii)

Chilean rhubarb (Gunnera tinctoria)

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

Floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides)

Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Curly waterweed (Lagarosiphon major)

American skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)

Parrot’s feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)

In addition we can control, treat and monitor other invasive / undesirable / toxic species such as rhododendron, common ragwort and cotoneaster species.

All operatives are qualified with National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) spraying and operative licences, all work is carried out in accordance with the Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products.

Examples of our Invasive Species Control / Management

Pennine Ecological are currently undertaking a programme of Japanese knotweed, Indian balsam, and giant hogweed control for Blackburn Councils Development Team on major economic, housing and infrastructure projects. This comprehensive programme is now in its second year across 15 sites within the Borough.

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