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Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed in the Dingle

Himalayan Balsam is native to the Western Himalayas. It was introduced in 1839, and as an escapee from gardens has spread widely since.

Himalayan Basalm can grow up to 3 metres tall. Each plant can produce 800 seeds, which can be dispersed by the plant up to 7 metres away.

Japanese knotweed is native to Japan, Taiwan and northern China. It was introduced into Britain by the Victorians in 1866 and first became naturalised, by 1925, on coal tips in South Wales, although it has now became widely established in the British Isles.

Both Himalayan Balsam and Japanese knotweed are extremely intrusive to our natural habitats. They need to be controlled and eradicated before they become harmful to the natural habitats found in the Dingle.

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Environment and Technical Services Directorate
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Main reception: 01248 752428
Fax: 01248 752412
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