Giant Hogweed Control at Tarbolton Landfill

Today we were faced with the unenviable job of dealing with giant hogweed flowers that had set seed at Tarbolton Landfill. The land surrounding the landfill is criss crossed with old field drains and ditches that have the potential to transport seed into the Fail and ultimately down the River Ayr. This threatens to undermine the control strategy the Trust has undertaken for over a decade. No bare skin left exposed today. Handling giant hogweed is always potentially risky but dragging flower heads out of the thick stands meant face visors and gloves tapped to suits was especially important. With…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Giant Hogweed Control at Tarbolton Landfill