Invasive species, often referred to as Invasive Non-native Species (INNS), are particular species of organisms which often cause damage or detriment to biodiversity, economy, health or the environment. It is beneficial to both landowners and the environment to conduct surveys for invasive species as early as possible. Some species require chemical treatment, applied by qualified personnel with specialist equipment.
For further information on the complete management of invasive species we can provide, contact our ecology team.
Our staff are licensed and experienced in a variety of methods for the identification, control and treatment of many species of invasive plant. See below for a number of the species we can provide services for:
– American Mink
– Elodea (waterweed)
– Floating Pennywort
– Giant Hogweed
– Himalayan Balsam
– Japanese Knotweed
– New Zealand Pygmy Weed
– Water Fern
It is an offence to plant; spread, or allow to spread, invasive species, as noted in the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 (WCA). There are some species which command a higher level of legislative cooperation, as listed under Schedule 9 of the WCA.
Invasive species information sheets: identification, management and law.