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Invasive Species Control

Non-indigenous plant species can adversely affect the habitats they invade.


  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Himalayan Balsam


The UK has seen these species spread rapidly, typically along water courses, transport routes and on waste ground.  Damage caused to ecology, environment and structures has been well documented. And the implications include structural damage, threats to human health, removal cost, inconvenience and project delays. 


We combine expertise and technology


We combine the expertise of our ecologists, chemists and remediation engineers to assess, design and manage the issues caused by this invasive vegetation.  GPS technologies speed up the surveying process. 


And it’s by combining these skills that we are able to design effective strategies for the prevention of uncontrolled spread, management plans and solutions for the eradication of these plants.


Management, Treatment & Removal


Our experts determine whether it is appropriate to treat these infestations with herbicides, dispose of off-site, ongoing management or handling on site.  Undertaking the works in line with Environment Agency Codes of Practice, each of our contractors holds a ‘Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides’.

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Invasive Weeds

Invasive Weeds

Read more on our UK ecologists and remediation experts who routinely deal with invasive species of weed. 

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