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Invasive Rhododendron shrubs in a Derbishire woodland

Invasive Non-Native
Species (INNS)

Invasive non-native species are a huge threat to native biodiversity and can cause chaos in a finely balanced habitat. Whether it is an initial exploratory survey or implementation of control methods ELMS can help stop the spread of invasive species across a range of habitats.

Invasive Species Control

ELMS have extensive experience at controlling invasive non-native species (INNS).  Different approaches are available to controlling invasive species and new methods are being developed all the time. ELMS can survey and advise on invasive species as well as implement control measures such as chemical, mechanical and hydrological.

Sectors we have provided INNS control include nature reserves, development sites, rivers, wetlands, woodlands and forests.

An excavator with tree shears removed mature rhododendron from a woodland in Matlock, Derbyshire

Invasive Species Control Services

  • Surveys, treatments and management plans

  • Rhododendron shrub control (hand cut, mechanised, or herbicide)

  • Himalayan balsam removal (hand or machine)

  • Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed spraying (herbicide)

  • Floating Pennywort removal

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