Giant Hogweed

Today Joan Avery and I tackled the Giant Hogweed growing on the left bank downstream of the Halfpenny Bridge. We must have destroyed about a dozen, some of them 8 or 9 ft high in full flower. I know, there’ll be more to come but at least these particular ones are no longer a danger.  Our new digging tools, courtesy of Severn Rivers Trust, worked well in getting the roots out, particularly on young plants.

We also saw some very healthy stands of Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam, but declined to deal with them.

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One Response to Giant Hogweed

  1. Russ Edwards says:

    Well done to you both!
    I think that our removal work is effective, in as much that there appears to be little re-growth after the work that was carried out earlier in the year at Vaynor.

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