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Treatment of Giant Hogweed
Dealing with Giant Hogweed - Heracleum
Highly invasive and aggressive weeds such as Giant Hogweed & Japanese
knotweed need specialist knowledge from qualified professional contractors to
control and manage them.
plant is very aggressive, degrading native
plant and wildlife habitat, and be a safety concern along roadways etc.
Giant Hogweed is one of the biggest biannual plants - a native of
central Asia and Russia, it is related to the common Cow Parnip found in
grassland and meadows. It has quickly spread following introduction in the 19th
century as an exotic garden plant. Unlike Japanese knotweed it can spread even
more quickly due to the excessive amount of seeds produced following flowering -
and it's therefore vital to control before it get the chance to seed!
Giant Hogweed is listed under schedule 9 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981,
and is also classified as controlled waste by the Environment Agency.
Giant Hogweed have very broad, large, serrated leaves, like
thistles, that can reach a diameter of over 2m. It has a round, hairy and hollow
stem spotted in red and can reach up to 5m in height. The flowers are white
umbels that look like cow parsley on steroids. The umbel flower heads can
produce 50,000 seeds. Seeds are around 1-1.5cm and is the sole means
of spreading and reproduction – often carried along waterways and growing on
Often in the headlines it causes burns and blisters - it is
phototoxic - the sap is known to be toxic to animals and causes a photo
sensitive burn in humans – sunlight and UV triggers a painful and red flare up.
Sap rubbed in the eyes can even lead to permanent blindness in severe cases,
however the leaves and stems have fine hairs which can also produce burns very
like scalding and sometimes permanent scarring.
We use the safest solutions to tackle your weed problems. Whilst
we are happy to assist you and answer any of your questions.
Why we need to control Giant Hogweed:-
|Causes obstruction and decreased visibility,
taking over rivers banks etc.
|Prevent hazards to health and employee risks -
especially to children who may play nearby
|Avoid legal implications e.g. law suits and
claims for damages from adjoining landowners
Why call us in?
Knowledgeable and Qualified Professionals
in the Treatment of invasive weeds
Strict legal and health and safety compliance means that weed killing is very much a specialist and skilled operation needing careful planning to
offer the high standard of results expected.
Our staff are fully trained and qualified, and individually have over
20 years' experience dealing with weed treatment.
To satisfy legal requirements
The Noxious Weeds Act (1959) requires land owners to eliminate "scheduled"
weeds and The Wildlife and Countryside Act(1981) specifies the control of
|Proven use of herbicides gives cost effect control
|Long term management and control
|Protects your asset and property value
|Improve the appearance of unkempt areas, discouraging tipping etc.
|Improve the growth of landscape plants and trees by competition
In addition to being fully qualified to spray herbicides safely, it is useful
to evaluate the main chemical used for the control of Japanese
Knotweed to alleviate fears as to safety. Compared with Gylphosate (the
most widely used chemical):-
|Coffee is around 30 times more toxic
|Paracetamol is 22 times more toxic
|Vitamin A is approximately 3 times more toxic
|Dandruff shampoo is approximately 40 times more toxic
|Nicotine is approximately 113 times more toxic
High Quality Products
|It is unlike that the unqualified or the DIYer can obtain sufficient
|Use of the most effective non-hazardous products developed for control and
eradicatation of japanese knotweed
|Individual attention and assessment
|Ecology sensitive approach
|Help manage and maintain areas to prevent further problems
|Even application of treatments
|Plan and times applications for best results
3 steps to a solving your
For planned weed spraying programmes
using the most advanced, environmentally friendly application technology.
- Ring our weed control Hotline on 01204
402222 to arrange a FREE no obligation consultation.
- Plan the programme and timescale e.g. three year programme, with review
and client to monitor thereafter. Some sites may require additional
treatment/s depending on how well established the knotweed is.
- Obtain a FREE quotation
Call us now on 01204 40 22 22 :-
01204 402222 / 07875 146 236 ***
ALL AREAS OF THE NORTHWEST UK
We offer Japanese Knotweed Treatment to all of the Northwest including these parts of Lancashire:
|Bury (including Tottington and Walmersley);
|Rossendale (including Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Waterfoot, Bacup and Whitworth);
More Info - Environmental Agency