Invasive Species

Identification and management

Over centuries, non native plants have been introduced into the UK, many of which have enhanced our aesthetic external environments as well as introducing benefits to our eco-system. However, certain varieties of non native plants or invasive species present a real threat to our environment and it is the ability of some varieties to grow bigger and quicker than our native species that permits them to spread aggressively and dominate in our landscape, squeezing out some of our natural plant species and also greatly affecting the overall look of your landscaping.

The result of this type of overgrowth on commercial properties can also have consequences to the infrastructure and pose a hazard to health.

The virulent nature of invasive species presents its own issues with eradication. Under the instruction and supervision of our resident expert on Invasive Species, our Exterior Landscaping teams have undergone specific training on identification and eradication techniques.

What do invasive species look like?

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam

If you suspect you have any of the above varieties growing on your property or indeed any concerns at all about unidentified plants please contact us for assistance in identification in the first instance. From there we can identify if indeed invasive species are present and propose an eradication plan to deal with any ‘rogue’ plants