Invasive Weed Management

     

    The invasion of alien species can have damaging effects on native biodiversity. It can pose a direct threat to protected species or species of conservation concern as well as creating a nuisance on recreational land. Legislative controls apply to certain species to prevent spread.

    Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) and Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) fall under the Countryside and Wildlife Act (1981) and, when appropriate, the Environmental Protection Act (1990) applies.  Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) also causes problems. 

    We recommend the most appropriate practical control options, ensuring legislative obligations are met. We prepare detailed prescriptions with a strong emphasis on sustainability. We can also supervise control work. We have prepared advice notes covering the most common Alien species. These can be downloaded for free from our Advice Notes page.

    Landscape management

     

    Our integrated approach to landscape management results in clearly-defined practical strategies that are cost effective and result in minimal intervention during implementation and monitoring.

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    Arboricultural management

     

    Our consultants’ quantified approach to tree evaluation, supported by specialist investigation equipment, provides safe, sustainable solutions for the most challenging of treescapes.

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    Conservation management

     

    We provide environmentally sensitive solutions which balance biodiversity needs and management operations. This creates an integrated, sustainable approach to conservation, the protection of endangered species and important habitats.

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