Invasive Plant Species Destruction – Ensure Bio-Diversity

Now with most chemical control options seen as toxic and a danger to the environment, Incineation is seen as the preferred way to safely destroy any invasive plant species.

Our plant/vegetation incinerators are:

  • Effective against Invasive Plants
  • Provide TOTAL Destruction of Plant Material
  • Recommended in 'Species Action Plans'
  • Portable for on-site incineration

Identification is the first step but making the right choice for its disposal can have serious implications to the lands' bio-diversity if you get it wrong.

Here at INCINER8 we are leading the way in low-cost affordable waste solutions that allow groundsman, estate managers and national trust staff to take complete control of invasive plant destruction - giving you peace of mind that is has been totally destroyed. The inert 3-5% ash by-product can be added to compost as a way of disposal.

*dependent on model purchased.

Invasive plant species this can help with:

Terrestrial invasive plants

  • Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
  • Rhodedendron (Rhododendron ponticum)
  • Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)
  • Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

Invasive Aquatic Plants

  • Floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides)
  • Australian swamp stonecrop (Crassula helmsii)
  • Parrot’s feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
  • Water fern (Azolla filiculoides)

Giant Hogweed Disposal

How to remove invasive plants

The removal of invasive (alien) plants has traditionally been done using chemicals. Recently the toxicity and environmental damage of these sprays has been considered too high and the Environmental Agency are currently reviewing whether to ban certain ones in the UK and further afield.

In some cases the plants are simply dug up and the roots removed. However this doesn’t get rid of them completely and with most invasive plants they are extremely hardy and able to survive with little or no soil until they re-establish themselves.

how to control invasive plants

Most of these plants are now classed as ‘controlled waste’ under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The guidance and advice from the likes of the RHS and EA is that burning is considered the most complete and effective method for their destruction.

Many of our general incinerators are suitable for vegetation incineration. Smaller models can be supplied trailer mounted for easy deployment, larger models can either be containerised or skid-mounted.

For more information on any of our invasive plant waste incinerators

Call us now on +44 (0)1704 884020 or use the form on our Contact Us page.