Control of invasive Rhododendron ponticum

Wednesday 25th October 2006

Rhodedendron ponticum flowerWhat was the event?

A one-day workshop aimed at providing practical solutions to the eradication of the invasive weed species Rhododendron ponticum.

The indoor morning session consisted of several presentations covering a range of practical control issues and experiences from large scale operations.

After lunch a series of demonstrations of correct application technique preceded a walk round an area of invaded woodland with a range of bush types and sizes.

Discussion covered operational considerations and planning an eradication programme, plus consideration of restoration following successful clearance operations.

The workshop was organised and run by Colin Edwards (Forest Research) and Rob Dewar (National Trust for Scotland).

Event flyer (PDF-47k)


Where did the event take place?

National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre


Evelyn Hall
Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Midlothian EH25 9SY

Tel: 0131 445 2176
Fax: 0131 445 5124