Tackling invasive plant species across the Tweed Catchment since 2002
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We’ve been tackling invasive plant species in and around the River Tweed and its tributaries since 2002, when Giant Hogweed was identified as one of the biggest threats to the River. Giant Hogweed overwhelms our native flora, causes river bank erosion (which increases flood risk) and, if touched, can cause painful skin blistering. Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and American Skunk Cabbage have since been added to the list of invasive plant species that threaten our ecosystems. We now operate one of the UK’s largest and most successful invasive plant control programmes.
- American skunk cabbage controlled in 2022 as part of the Tweed Invasives Project
- Giant hogweed controlled in 2022 as part of the Tweed Invasives Project
- Japanese knotweed controlled in 2022 as part of the Tweed Invasives Project
Metadata last updated on 2022-11-22 08:59:47.0