Removal of invasive species-Sleat
In a collaboration between Clan Donald Lands Trust and the Environment Group of Sleat Community Trust a project has been undertaken to identify and remove invasive species in the Sleat peninsula.
Volunteer days have been tacking the following:
- Gunnera tinctoria
- Rhododendron ponticum
- Himalayan balsam
- Japanese knotweed (Clan Donald staff have treated plants close to the estate)
Many of the species are located adjacent to public roads deemed too dangerous for volunteers to tackle so detailed sites (using the what3words system) have now been passed to the Highland Council.
In particular, Japanese Knotweed requires five years of treatment before it can be eradicated.
The combined group have produced this handy leaflet on the invasive species and a copy of this in PDF format can be found at the link below.
These are the known locations sent to the Council's ecology and roads teams.
The Forum congratulates both groups for their work so far and to the volunteers who have given up their time this summer.
If you can help in any way email the Environment Group at SCT at