• Invasive Flora (Plants)
  • Invasive Flora (Animals)
  • Preventive Measures

Invasive Species

The most commonly found invasive plant species include Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, rhododendron and New Zealand pigmy weed (this is banned from sale).

These, along with several other species, are listed on Schedule 9 (Part II) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which states that you should not plant or cause these species to grow in the wild. It is therefore the land owner’s responsibility to prevent the spread of these invasive, non-native species.

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3 Halegrove Court,
Cygnet Drive,
Stockton on Tees, TS18 3DB
0800 999 6636
01642 061541

Salisbury Office:

The Old Farm Stables
Berwick St Leonard
Salisbury, SP35SN

01747 599636