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.

Friday, 29 June 2012

The ones that got away

We have been busy controlling giant hogweed at several sites but overlooked a fairly big stand on the Longman landfill site.

Dressing up in full PPE was no fun on a hot day, and after cutting a few flowerheads, we decided to spray smaller plants around the edge of the colony, and come back next spring to deal with plants when they are a more manageable size.  Caution is the better part of valour.

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