What is an invasive species?
A species is considered invasive when it occurs in a location where it is not native (has been introduced) and where it harms the environment in which it is now located. They can be both plants and animals that damage the environment, infrastructure or spread rapidly and out-compete and therefore pose a threat to native species.
When do I need to get in touch?
Invasive species can prevent works going ahead due to legislative controls regarding the spread of a species or can damage property on your site. Some you may have heard of include Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed or Japanese knotweed.
If you require a survey for the presence of invasive species or you would like them removed, get in touch with us and we can determine your requirements and provide a quote.
How can EcoNorth help me?
We can identify invasive species and advise you on its legal status as well as remove it from your site.
Please be aware that removal can be limited to the time of year due to the seasonal growth of these species and that several visits maybe required.