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Bute public asked to help eradicate Japanese knotweed

Patches of Japanese knotweed on Bute can be reported to Argyll and Bute Council's environmental services office in Rothesay - call (01700) 501380.

Patches of Japanese knotweed on Bute can be reported to Argyll and Bute Council's environmental services office in Rothesay - call (01700) 501380.

 

Bute residents have been urged to report any patches of the invasive plant Japanese knotweed in the hope of making more progress in attempts to eradicate it from the island.

A spraying programme has been undertaken in recent summers with input from Argyll and Bute Council and the Bute Estate - and though significant steps have been taken to kill off the weed on the island in the last few years, the public have been asked to report any discoveries of knotweed on council property.

Local councillor and farmer Robert Macintyre told Bute Community Council this week: “Now is the ideal time to spray Japanese knotweed and kill it off, and we have received another generous contribution from the Bute Estate towards its elimination.

“If any member of the public sees knotweed growing on council property, please report it to our local environmental services office by calling 01700 501380.”

 

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