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Galloway Fisheries Trust

Fisheries House, Station Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. DG8 6ND
Telephone: 01671 403011 · Fax: 01671 402248 · Scottish Registered Charity No. SC020751

Looking downstream on the River Cree

Brown Trout

Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch

Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park

Looking upstream on the River Luce

North American Signal Crayfish

The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch

Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'

Fly fishing on the River Cree

Murray's Monument

A small upland burn

A stoneloach

The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet

A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn

A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee

Giant hogweed control underway on the River Urr

12 June 2014

Giant hogweed on the Kirkgunzeon Lane of the River Urr

Giant hogweed on the Kirkgunzeon Lane of the River Urr

Giant hogweed growing on a road bridge over the pavement! Extremely worrying considering the human health issues with Giant hogweed – try searching ‘Giant hogweed burns’ on Google Images

Giant hogweed growing on a road bridge over the pavement! Extremely worrying considering the human health issues with Giant hogweed – try searching ‘Giant hogweed burns’ on Google Images

Last week, appointed contractors began control of the Giant hogweed on the River Urr. The full river will receive a total of three spraying to combat this year’s growth of Giant hogweed; the second visit is scheduled for mid-summer (July) and the third visit scheduled for late summer (Sept).

Giant hogweed is an annual plant; therefore the growth found each year will be from deposited seeds from previous years. It is vital that the plants are killed before they can set seed. This ensures that the seed bank underground is not increased. Each year we spray (and therefore exclude new seeds), the seed bank is slowly being used up – until depletion.

Report a sighting – www.inns.rafts.org.uk


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