Rhodie free state of Knoydart
Rhododendron ponticum eradication
Inverie Woods were being choked with Rhododendron ponticum preventing wild flower growth and native species regeneration. The Trust has a policy of total eradication of this species.
Clearance of Rhododendron ponticum was completed throughout the Forest Plan areas in 2009. This was the culmination of over 10 yeas of sustained effort. The final clearance was carried out with the help of over 60 volunteers from British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, John Muir Trust, Caledonian Woodland Group and the local community all participating in the Mega Rhodie Bash to celebrate 10 years of Community ownership and stewardship. The ongoing maintenance and removal of regrowth will ensure that the woods are Rhodie free.
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