RSC Group can treat the most common local invasive species such as:
- Japanese Knotweed
- Hybrid Knotweed
- Giant Knotweed
- Himalayan Knotweed
- Giant Hogweed
- Himalayan Balsam
These invasive non-native species are now widely recognised as a major threat to biodiversity worldwide. Japanese knotweed for example can block footpaths and damage concrete, tarmac, flood defenses and the stability of river banks whilst giant hogweed can cause harm to human health. The presence of these non-native species can also create serious issues for indigenous UK and Irish species and dramatically reduce biodiversity.
RSC Group can treat and kill these invasive species by spraying or stem injection.
Site visits and risk assessments are completed before any work is commenced and chemicals and working methods to be used will be identified and all environmentally sensitive areas will be protected at each location.
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a non-native invasive species. It is a perennial plant that was introduced into the UK as an ornamental plant from Eastern Asia in the 19th Century.Japanese knotweed is an invasive weed, producing tall bamboo like canes, up to 3m. The canes are purple coloured, and produce branches from n...Read more
RSC Group can also treat and kill Giant Hogweed (Heracleum Mantegazzianum). This plant is a danger to human health as its sap contains a toxic chemical.Identifying You should exercise caution when identifying giant hogweed. Contact with the Giant Hogweed, particularly the sap, can lead to severe blisterin...Read more
Himalayan Balsam was first introduced into the UK and Ireland in 1839 it is also known as Impatiens glandulifera. Since then it has become a problem weed. It is primarily found near river banks and wasteland. RSC Group are able to treat or remove the Himalayan Balsam and dispose of it environmentally in approved sites.Himalayan ...Read more
Ragwort also known as Senecio Jacobaea is a poisonous weed and is particularly harmful to horses and cattle.Ingestion of ragwort can cause serious liver damage and even in certain cases death of the animal. The reason for this is it contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids compounds that are poisonous to most animals particularly cattle...Read more