Part of our work at this time of the year is to spray off Japanese Knotweed as it is an invasive species that tends to out compete our native flora. For us that means full protective suits and rigorous cleaning procedures so we don’t spread it any further.
Recently we’ve been working at Chalk Farm Lake, Wellesley Woodlands next to Government Road, cutting, burning and spraying off the knotweed. It’s certainly hot work in the sunshine!
The last picture shows the height the knotweed reaches and just how much it kills off everything else.
Assistant Ranger Laura