Invasive Species Management

When considering your options for invasive species control or eradication, it becomes clear that often the biggest issue we face is the impact it has on the surrounding environment.

We offer fully comprehensive solutions to invasive species control, from mapping out the area concerned, habitat surveys and practical removal.

This Includes: 

  • New Zealand Pygmy Weed - Crassula helmsii
  • Himalayan Balsam - Impatiens glandulifera
  • Japanese Knotweed - Reynoutria japonica
  • Laurel - Prunus laurocerasus
  • Rhododendron - Rhododendron ponticum

We always choose non-herbicide methods when it's the least intrusive thing to do, however in some cases such as below Crassula helmsii management in marshes, then spot spraying is the only method to ensure the habitat is treated carefully with eyes on every affected area. Machinery and light starvation are more destructive methods to the surrounding flora and fauna.

We respect every habitat greatly and therefore why we hold the following certificates. Who better to spray than the people who love the surrounding environment and the wildlife in the areas in which they work.

We hold:

  • PA1 - Safe use of pesticides foundation
  • PA6A - Pesticide Application, hand held applicator (Knapsack)
  • PA6AW - Spraying in or near water with hand held applicators

Most invasive species control measures come with long term commitment but some can be simpler than others to manage with very practical methods. Such as Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) with very little issues for the surrounding environment and greatly beneficial for our native species to thrive. Himalayan Balsam management is time sensitive, but with commitment and constant observation it is extremely effective.

However, we encounter several species with huge impact on the environment whilst in situ and in it's removal. We have managed several sites for New Zealand Pigmyweed (Crassula helmsii) in both lakes and marsh. One form of management most certainly doesn't fit all. The solutions depend on whether it is an aquatic or terrestrial problem, most often it includes both. Our work will ensure the least impact on the surrounding habitat. We welcome the opportunity to have a frank but sympathetic discussion regarding the solutions.

Case Studies of Crassula helmsii Management

New Zealand Pygmyweed (Crassula helmsii) has numerous methods of removal but none have proven to be a full eradication solution.

These can include (often several methods used):-

Drainage, removal by hand, light limitation, mechanical, herbicide application.

 

Please contact us on 01579 342 972 / 07795314814 or email info@happyhabitats.co.uk Alternatively fill in the form and we will get back to you within 48 hours with how we can help.
Please let us know what type of work you require or if it's simply an inquiry.