Invasive plants can be defined as non-native species that have been introduced into an area and are able to out-compete native species. Such species often have no natural predators and can interfere with the natural functioning and diversity of an ecosystem.
Some invasive species of plant are relatively widespread and have legislation associated with them, such as Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) and Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera). The presence of such species should be determined early in a development project, to inform the need for remediation measures.
GreenLink Ecology Ltd. is able to survey for invasive species and provide pragmatic advice about potential remedial solutions.