Rhododendron control

Invasive rhododendron

Rhododendron control

The age and distribution of rhododendron was surveyed in detail by Forestry Commission staff during summer 2013.

The results include:

  • Detailed map of rhododendron distribution
  • Type of treatment required based on age structure
  • Cost estimates of cut and spraying programme.

The HLS agreement contains an aspirational aim to remove all non-native scrub including rhododendron by 2020.

The proposed removal of rhododendron from the land in the HLS scheme has therefore been programmed for completion by 2020.