Most users of Glenbower Wood will have noticed that we have two invasive species that are causing a problem:
On their own, or in a limited space, either of these does not really cause a big problem. However, in the woods they have become widespread and cause a number of problems:
- They shade out natural species – stopping them from growing
- They drop poisonous leaves – affecting soil quality
- They reduce biodiversity – and affect the numbers of birds, insects and small mammals
- (for more information see P.15 of the attached report)
So we now have a plan of how to manage our infestation of rhododendron and laurel. There is a lot of work involved, but it is important that this is done to protect the native woodland of Glenbower.
You can download the full report by clicking on the following link: Glenbower_Wood_&_Lake_Invasive_Mgmt_Plan_20-03-15_Rev_A.