INNS

Invasive Non-native Species [INNS] are plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms which have been released outside of their natural range. Many species can cause adverse ecological and environmental impact, with some posing a threat to human health.

INNS form the second greatest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss and fragmentation as many species tend to be faster growing than native species which outcompete and reduce native populations. They can also change native food webs, dilute native gene pools and alter the physical make-up of habitats leading to erosion.

Successful weed control requires correct plant identification, selection of effective management. We manage INNS using the safest and most effective way, including natural processes where possible and we are all fully trained in using all Herbicides. INNS we deal with include:

  • Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum
  • Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera
  • Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica

Our client base include:

River Stewardship Company

Environment Agency.

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