Category: Invasive species

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Japanese knotweed – why is it a problem?

It’s the time of year when Japanese knotweed rears its invasive head. This non-native plant has deservedly gained a notorious reputation over recent years for reducing biodiversity, damaging building foundations and even landing Network Rail… continue reading

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Look out for plant that burns!

If we’re being pedantic, it isn’t  actually the plant that burns, but the sap from giant hogweed is phototoxic. That means if it comes into contact with skin, your skin will becomes incredibly sensitive to… continue reading