Himalayan Balsam was first introduced into the UK and Ireland in the 1839 it is also know as Impatiens glandulifera. Since then it has become a problem weed. It is primarily found near river banks and wasteland. Road Safety Contracts are able to treat or remove the Himalayan Balsam and dispose of it environmentally in approved sites.
Identifying Himalayan Balsam
Himalayan balsam is often found on river banks and waste land it can grow to 2-3m in height. Himalayan balsam has a purplish pink helmet-shaped flowers with a reddish coloured stems. The leave of Himalayan Balsam are dark green with jagged edges, it tend to flowers from June to October.
Road Safety Contracts use a variety of methods to treat Giant Hogweed including Knapsack spraying and stem injection. All Giant Hogweed removal operations are carried out by experienced, skilled operators who hold a certificate of competence recognised by the DARD (NI).
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