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 balsam is often found on river banks and waste land it can grow to 2-3m in height. Himalayan balsam has a purplish pink helmet-shaped flowers with a reddish coloured stems. The leave of Himalayan Balsam are dark green with jagged edges, it tend to flowers from June to October.
RSC Group use a variety of methods to treat Giant Hogweed including Knapsack spraying and stem injection. All Giant Hogweed removal operations are carried out by experienced, skilled operators who hold a certificate of competence recognised by the DARD (NI).