Giant Hogsweed Eradicated From Wednesfield Canal.

Maureen Smith recently reported Giant Hogsweed growing on the banks of the Wyrley & Essington canal in Wednesfield. Maureen was sharp eyed and reported the growth to me. I have recently contacted the Canal & River Trust again to ask about its current status.

Previously CRT had said they would contact their contractor to remove this toxic and alien plant.

I can now inform you that the plant is eradicated! Here is what CRT say ” I can confirm that our contractors have been out and treated the giant hogweed at this location.

On the Wyrley & Essington in the Wolverhampton/Wednesfield area we don’t currently have any other notifications for giant hogweed.”

This is good news for everyone.IMG_1372 Giant Hogweed canal

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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