Welcome to the Scottish Invasives blog. Invasive non-native species (or INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to areas outside their natural range. INNS are currently recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The Scottish Invasives blog is intended as an informal forum for those interested in invasive species control. If you wish to contribute, please get in contact. You can click on any of the images to see them at higher resolution.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Unlike most invasive plants, Himalayan balsam can be effectively controlled without using chemicals. Scattered plants can be uprooted, while dense stands can be cut using a Martindale weed slasher.