Eradicating invasive weeds during the construction of the Olympic Park

The site of the Olympic Park was neglected for many years. The resultant areas of waste ground and river corridors meant that these areas became extensively colonised by invasive weed species such as giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and floating pennywort. A comprehensive eradication strategy was developed with the Environment Agency and treatment implemented prior to construction.
17 Oct 2011
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