We have been receiving a few calls about giant hogweed over the past week so i though it best that we update everyone on our progress across Ayrshire.
Contractors are currently working their way up the Annick Water so should be approaching Stewarton over the next day or two. Volunteers have also bee out in the Stewarton area which is why plants on the left bank of the river have been sprayed already.
I was out on the river Ayr yesterday with one of the contractors and there are a good few flowering plants along the length of the river. Today the contractor will start dealing with these plants so that none get to set seed.
Our other contractor will be revisiting the River Garnock to mop up anything that was missed on their first run down the catchment. We will also be looking at the River Irvine again in case there have been plants missed.