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Invasive Plant Surveys By Whitcher Wildlife

There are a number of non-native invasive plant species listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). The most common of which include Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) and Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum). It is illegal to allow any invasive non-native plant species to spread to other areas.

Whitcher Wildlife Ltd has extensive experience in the identification of non-native invasive plant species throughout the seasons, although some species die back completely during the winter making surveys for some species impossible during the winter months unless dead stems or other plant material is present.

Our team will assess a site to identify any signs of invasive plant species and will outline the limitations of the survey, where species may have died back.

We do not carry out control methods of these species ourselves but can prepare mitigation strategies for the eradication of some plant species or advise on companies who carry out invasive plant control.

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Species We Deal With

Species We Deal With

We cover a wide range of species, find out more by viewing our dedicated species pages.

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