Invasive Species Surveys and Control
Blackdown Environmental’s Ecologists are able to undertake invasive species surveys across a wide variety of sites. Our Ecologists and Environmental Contractors are able to work closely to offer a full service from species identification and management advice to on site control.
It is a legal requirement to control plant species listed under Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). Invasive species frequently found on development sites include Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed. An invasive species survey aims to identify the presence of Schedule 9 species within a site and provide pragmatic control advice.
Ecological Consultancy Services
Blackdown Environmental have Ecologists trained to undertake invasive species surveys across a variety of sites including railway and highway networks as well as housing schemes.
Our invasive species services include (but are not limited to):
- On site survey for Schedule 9 species
- Advice on control measures
Environmental Contracting Services
Blackdown Environmental’s contracting team have extensive experience
in invasive species control, including:
- Chemical control methods including stem injection and spraying
- Mechanical control methods