Despite bad weather conditions our contractor has managed to control a fair amount of Japanese Knotweed on the lower Irvine.  There were some very large stands around the Caprington area and it will be interesting to see the outcome of the treatment.

Japanese Knotweed below Caprington Bridge (downstream view)

The picture above shows a very large Japanese Knotweed stand below Caprington Bridge on the left bank looking downstream. The picture below shows the same stand looking upstream.

Japanese Knotweed below Caprington Bridge (upstream view)

I will post pictures of this stand again once it dies away. Stuart had mentioned in an earlier post that another very large stand in the same area had been treated on the right bank. The photo below shows this stand with the path running through the middle.

Japanese Knotweed below Caprington Bridge on the right bank

We have a contractor carrying out stem injection treatment on the River Ayr catchment, I will post an update once I have spoken to him. We will also be controlling Japanese Knotweed on the River Doon for the third year in a row and  a huge reduction is already evident, this treatment will commence ASAP.

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