01670 530799

INVASIVE WEED CONTROL

  Appleby Environmental Services Ltd have 15 years experience in the treatment of all invasive weeds and can offer our invasive weed control services to the whole of the North East of England and across the UK. We specialise in the chemical treatment of all invasive weeds through the methods of herbicidal spray and stem injection. We can help you manage any invasive weeds on your site as effectively as possible at a competitive price. To discuss your requirements please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
07989 096676
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HORSETAIL

(Equisetum arvense)
Himalayan Balsam is a non-native invasive species. The weed is visible during July, August, September and October. Himalayan Balsam is typically found around ponds and lakes, along riverbanks and streams, in ditches and wet woodlands. Himalayan Balsam can grow up to 2.5 metres in height and can project seeds up to 4 metres causing the weed to spread quickly. Himalayan Balsam has a red coloured stem and has large pink/purple flowers.
Giant Hogweed is widespread throughout the UK and is most commonly found on riverbanks, in parks and wasteland. It is highly invasive, stands at 20ft tall with white flowers and has leaves up to 3 metres wide. Giant Hogweed contains a toxic chemical within the sap known as furanocoumarins. When this toxic chemical comes into contact with the skin alongside the presence of sunlight this causes a condition called phyto- photodermatitis that causes reddening of the skin which can be followed by severe burns and blistering, the skin can then remain sensitive to light for many years.
Horsetail is a deep rooted invasive perennial weed often referred to as ‘Mare’s tail’. This weed spreads quickly and is seen throughout the growing season in Spring and Summer. Horsetail can be easily recognised by the upright shoots similar to a fir tree which are usually 10-50cm in height. Horsetail prefers moist soil and is often found in waste areas, ditches, open fields, areas along railroads and roadsides.
Pirri-pirri Bur is typically 2-15cm in height and produces red burrs. The plant is often found in coastal areas but can also be found inland in sandy soils. Pirri-pirri Bur is a dwarf shrub which forms dense vegetation that prevents native plants from establishing. Pirri-pirri Bur can affect birds due to the burrs attaching to their feathers. Pirri-pirri Bur spreads through its hooked seeds attaching to animal fur and clothing.
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INVASIVE WEED IDENTIFICATION

HIMALAYAN BALSAM

(Impatiens glandulifera)

GIANT HOGWEED

(Heracleum mantegazzianum)

PIRRI-PIRRI BUR

(Acaena novae-zelandiae)

INVASIVE WEEDS AND THE LAW

All non-native invasive weeds are listed under Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which means that it is an offence to plant these species or cause them to grow in the wild.   Non-native invasive species are classified as controlled waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and must be removed by a licence waste carrier.   Click here to view Appleby Environmental Services Ltd Waste Carrier Licence.
The most common invasive weeds include: Japanese Knotweed Giant Hogweed Himalayan Balsam Ragwort Horsetail Pirri-Pirri Bur

Invasive Weed Control     Ecological Contractors      Vegetation Clearance

01670 530799

INVASIVE WEED CONTROL

  Appleby Environmental Services Ltd have 15 years experience in the treatment of all invasive weeds and can offer our invasive weed control services to the whole of the North East of England and across the UK. We specialise in the chemical treatment of all invasive weeds through the methods of herbicidal spray and stem injection. We can help you manage any invasive weeds on your site as effectively as possible at a competitive price. To discuss your requirements please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
07989 096676
Appleby Environmental Services logo

HORSETAIL

(Equisetum arvense)
Himalayan Balsam is a non-native invasive species. The weed is visible during July, August, September and October. Himalayan Balsam is typically found around ponds and lakes, along riverbanks and streams, in ditches and wet woodlands. Himalayan Balsam can grow up to 2.5 metres in height and can project seeds up to 4 metres causing the weed to spread quickly. Himalayan Balsam has a red coloured stem and has large pink/purple flowers.
Giant Hogweed is widespread throughout the UK and is most commonly found on riverbanks, in parks and wasteland. It is highly invasive, stands at 20ft tall with white flowers and has leaves up to 3 metres wide. Giant Hogweed contains a toxic chemical within the sap known as furanocoumarins. When this toxic chemical comes into contact with the skin alongside the presence of sunlight this causes a condition called phyto-photodermatitis that causes reddening of the skin which can be followed by severe burns and blistering, the skin can then remain sensitive to light for many years.
Horsetail is a deep rooted invasive perennial weed often referred to as ‘Mare’s tail’. This weed spreads quickly and is seen throughout the growing season in Spring and Summer. Horsetail can be easily recognised by the upright shoots similar to a fir tree which are usually 10-50cm in height. Horsetail prefers moist soil and is often found in waste areas, ditches, open fields, areas along railroads and roadsides.
Pirri-pirri Bur is typically 2-15cm in height and produces red burrs. The plant is often found in coastal areas but can also be found inland in sandy soils. Pirri-pirri Bur is a dwarf shrub which forms dense vegetation that prevents native plants from establishing. Pirri-pirri Bur can affect birds due to the burrs attaching to their feathers. Pirri-pirri Bur spreads through its hooked seeds attaching to animal fur and clothing.
applebyenvironmental@aol.com

INVASIVE WEED IDENTIFICATION

HIMALAYAN BALSAM

(Impatiens glandulifera)

GIANT HOGWEED

(Heracleum mantegazzianum)

PIRRI-PIRRI BUR

(Acaena novae-zelandiae)

INVASIVE WEEDS AND THE LAW

All non-native invasive weeds are listed under Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which means that it is an offence to plant these species or cause them to grow in the wild.   Non-native invasive species are classified as controlled waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and must be removed by a licence waste carrier.   Click here to view Appleby Environmental Services Ltd Waste Carrier Licence.
The most common invasive weeds include: Japanese Knotweed Giant Hogweed Himalayan Balsam Ragwort Horsetail Pirri-Pirri Bur

Invasive Weed Control

Ecological Contractors

Vegetation Clearance