Over the years, several large non-native species of plant have been introduced to the UK, both deliberately and accidentally, with the aim of increasing our biodiversity and green environment.
However, a small number of non-native species have established and caused a detrimental effect on our landscape. For example, the Royal Horticultural Society says non-native invasive plants can change ecosystems and habitats and have non-biotic effects, such as reducing or impeding water flow leading to flooding, or changing the pH or the chemical composition of the soil'.
Invasive plant species are fast becoming difficult to manage, and an expensive burden for homeowners, developers, councils, landlords and railway networks. Rules are changing on the ways people can kill invasive plant species, while landfills now must hold suitable permits for their disposal making it even harder to manage and dispose of plants which are having a devastating environmental impact.
There are several different types of non-native invasive plants and species within the UK. The types of plants most likely to cause disruption are:
When it comes to non-native invasive plant species, identification is the first step towards management. But rules are changing on the steps that can be taken to ensure outdoor spaces aren't tarnished by plants which threaten our existing natural environment.
The removal of invasive plants has traditionally been done using chemicals sprays. But recently, the toxicity levels and environmental damage of these products has been considered too high and the Environmental Agency are currently reviewing whether to ban certain ones in the UK and further afield.
Incineration is now deemed the most effective, biosecure and complete solution to remove invasive plants & which are classed as controlled waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 & and destroy them to ensure they don't grow back.
Our plant/vegetation incinerators are effective against Invasive Plants, providing total destruction of plant material. They're regularly recommended in species action plans' and our mobile and portable solutions are designed to be highly effective for on-site incineration.
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