Category: Invasive species

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A Year in Industry Placement Opportunity

We are excited to be able to offer a “Year in industry” placement this summer!  The student will be able to get involved in a wide range of river work such as species monitoring projects,… continue reading

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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