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Please report invasive non-native species on Council owned land.

Non-native species are those that have been introduced - deliberately or accidentally - by humans. There are many non-native species in Scotland , but only a small number of these cause damage to the environment, the economy, our health and the way we live. These are called invasive non-native species. The Scottish Government website provides details on all these species.

Invasive weed control on Council owned land

West Dunbartonshire Council will tackle the following invasive non-native species on Council owned land.

  • Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)
    For identification, see the Himalayan balsam ID sheet from the GB Non-native Species Secretariat website

  • Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
    For identification, see the Giant Hogweed ID sheet from the GB Non-native Species Secretariat website

  • Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
    For identification, see the Japanese knotweed ID sheet from the GB Non-native Species Secretariat website

  • American Skunk-cabbage(Lysichiton americanus)
    For identification, see the American Skunk-cabbage ID Sheet from the GB Non-native Species Secretariat website