Invasive Plants Treatment

“After habitat destruction, invasive non-native species are the most serious threat to our global biodiversity” Royal Horticultural Society

Invasive plants have different impacts. Some (e.g. giant hogweed) pose a health and safety risk to humans. Others, such as Japanese knotweed, impact roads, paths and buildings by its invasive growth. Others (e.g. himalayan balsam) change ecosystems by out-competing other plants, threatening the long-term survival of native species.

We understand the issues caused by invasive plants. We’re working with home owners, house builders, property developers, local authorities, property factors, contractors and retailers to identify, assess, manage and remediate land that’s infested with invasive plants.

We can successfully treat:

  • Japanese knotweed
  • Himalayan Balsam
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Ragwort
  • Rhododendron
  • Cotoneaster
  • Buddleja Davidii
  • Mare’s Tail
  • Butterbur

Our Approach

We provide site surveys to identify and delineate the extent of contamination. This is then followed by a management plan which outlines how the invasive plants will be removed, how long this will take, and what measures our Clients can take to avoid further spread whilst treatment is carried out.

Our management plans identify the most appropriate treatment methods to achieve the desired results. They take into account site specific and regulatory requirements, timescales and budgetary constraints. Our Invasive Plants Guide has more information!

Invasive Plant Identification Guides

Our team has developed easy to use plant identification guides to help you ascertain if you’ve found an invasive plant:

10 Year Guarantee

As members of the Property Care Association we can provide independent 10 year, insurance backed guarantees for our invasive plant treatment. Our services are independently audited by PCA on an ongoing basis to verify the quality of our work and retain membership.

Have you been invaded? Speak to Our Invasive Plants Team

Our Invasive Plants team (invasiveplants@ersremediation.com) will provide a free initial site inspection for rapid diagnosis, and advice on treatment options to meet time and cost schedules. Feel free to send your pictures of suspected invasive plants in to us for verification!

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