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Client: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

“Over the last seven years Tree Parts have worked with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to eradicate the invasive plants Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed from the River Avon catchment in Wiltshire. Daniel’s professional but personable approach has helped us build a strong relationship with many landowners across Wiltshire. Reliably high standards, mixed with a flexible, practical and pragmatic approach to the work ensures that Tree Parts are ideal to work in our environmentally sensitive sites. We continue to use Tree Parts' services with confidence.”

– Sam Stork and Ben Fitch, Source to Sea Project Managers, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Tree Parts has been working closely with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s ‘Source to Sea’ project team for the last five years. We supply specialist contractor support, carrying out the control of invasive plants along the river Avon from the Bybrook in Box down to the River Nadder in Salisbury.

Source to sea Seminar - Salisbury Town Hall, 2013. Tree Parts working with Project Leaders Tom and Ben

Source to sea Seminar – Salisbury Town Hall, 2013. Tree Parts working with Project Leaders Tom and Ben

We stem inject Japanese Knotweed (listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world’s worst invasive species) and selectively spray Himalayan Balsam in those hard to reach places where Wiltshire Wildlife volunteers simply cannot gain access.

Stem injection of Japanese Knotweed - Wilton Estate, Wiltshire 2014

Stem injection of Japanese Knotweed – Wilton Estate Boathouse,  2014

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Himalayan Balsam - Tree Parts

Giant Hogweed – Another non-native plant controlled by our operatives

From the WWT website:

‘Source to Sea is a partnership of the Environment Agency, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Dorset Wildlife Trust.

With volunteers, landowners and angling clubs, we work along the river removing invasive non-native plants from the entire 350km length of the Hampshire Avon. We target plants such as Himalayan balsam, Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, water fern and creeping water primrose. We also keep an eye out for new arrivals.

The project covers the whole of the River Avon catchment from its headwaters in the Vale of Pewsey, down through Salisbury into Hampshire, to the sea at Christchurch.’

Wilton Estate – herbicide control of Japanese Knotweed

Wilton Estate – Management of Japanese Knotweed

Our extensive experience of managing invasive plants includes:

  • Working front of house within prestigious Estate grounds
  • Retail parks and precincts in town centres
  • Woodland establishment of new forestry plantations
  • Hedgerow establishment for Utility Planting

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