With spring underway, it seems that Glasgow (and the other Scottish cities-Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Dundee) is quickly disappearing under a jungle of non-native invasive weeds. The banks of the River Clyde are littered with these highly invasive species that spread easily along the watercourses. The cost of clearing all of the Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam from Glasgow would be huge (millions of pounds) and it would require cooperation from thousands of landowners. The scale of the operation would require participation from the government in order to achieve success.
So what can be done on a smaller scale? How can we start to tackle these weeds?
We need to educate the public on how to identify Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam. The public need to know how these plants spread and what damage they can cause. Our website contains data sheets on these invasive plants and we offer a full spectrum of weed eradication services, ranging from site surveys and reports to large-scale contracting work such as herbicide spraying.
For further advice on Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam, please contact our team on 08457 676 9252 or enquire through our site here.
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