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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

Japanese knotweed hits the national headlines once again

04 July 2013

Giant Hogweed on the River Urr

Giant Hogweed on the River Urr

Good practice of roadside verge cutting - JK spreads by material so by not cutting halts the spread

Good practice of roadside verge cutting - JK spreads by material so by not cutting halts the spread

Japanese knotweed has hit the headlines of a national newspaper recently with the story of a homeowner who lost £20,000 in value on his home and the cancellation of a sale, all because Japanese knotweed was recorded near his property.


Click here for full story.


This unfortunate incident, which is one of many, highlights the need to record the locations of invasive plant species and make all attempts to halt the spread before control.


If you have a location of an invasive plant, such as Japanese knotweed, Giant Hogweed or Himalayan Balsam, please contact CIRB Project Officer Neil Dalrymple at the GFT office.


Your recording will be mapped by GFT on a new national database, and then passed on to the relevant organisation, or if possible, included in our control programme.


For more information on invasive plants, please visit the ‘CIRB Project’ page.


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