It’s Invasive Species Week!
So here’s our contribution: A species we occasionally come across – Giant hogweed. Luckily, we know that we need to steer clear! It can cause blistering of the skin and scarring if the plant is handled without full protective clothing and gloves.
In the first year of growth it just has leaves and it is not until the second year that it flowers with massive tall flower stems, each one carrying enormous flower heads. Each plant is capable of producing 50,000 seeds!
On development sites we keep an eye open for invasive species, as they can cause delays and other issues on site.
Did you know that we have an online course available? Learn about invasive species in your own time. Find out more HERE.