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Manual eradication of rhododendron - Difficult

Bushes < 1.5 metres and steep slope > 30 degrees

Bushes > 1.5 metres and steep slope > 30 degrees

Support for rhododendron control will be dependent on the applicant producing a rhododendron management plan for the property (and ideally collaborating with adjacent neighbours) which will demonstrate a long term strategy to eradicate and control invasive rhododendron.

This method of control is very expensive and should only be considered for sensitive sites and/or for difficult areas where mechanised or chemical clearance methods is not possible on a site. This operation is labour costs for the manual cutting and burning of rhododendron.

All rhododendron to be removed should be cut as low as possible to the ground to minimise opportunity for re-growth.

When lighting fires, ensure that site disturbance is kept to a minimum.

At completion there must be no rhododendron present on site.