Parrots Feather

General Information

Parrots feather is an invasive aquatic perennial plant that was brought to Britain from South America in 1960. It gets its name from its feather-like leaves which die back each winter. Plants have spread into the wild from garden ponds by vegetative propagation as it does not produce seed in the UK. Once established this plant can out-compete native aquatic plants, reduce biodiversity and impact recreational users.

Native Landscapes have a proven track record of successfully controlling and eradicating Parrots Feather. We conform to all current legislation and guidelines on invasive and provide qualified advice. Please contact us for more information.

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Native Landscapes provide the following Parrots Feather control and eradication services:

  • Mechanical Control
  • Manual Control
  • Chemical Control

Mechanical Control

Mechanical control is the most expensive way to control Parrots Feather. With larger infestations it may be necessary to mechanically remove the majority of plant biomass before implementing other control methods. Native Landscapes have been providing Parrots Feather control services for over 10 years and conform to all current legislation and guidelines on invasive weed control. We can supply machinery, equipment and transportation therefore offering our clients a complete service.

Manual Control

Native Landscapes carry out manual removal of Parrots Feather when necessary. In many situations this method plays a vital part in the eradication process. We use a range of hand tools and equipment to facilitate manual removal. Native Landscapes adhere to all current legislation and guidelines on the manual control of Giant Hogweed and ensure that a cost effective solution is always achieved.

Myriophyllum aquaticum
Myriophyllum aquaticum

Chemical Control

Herbicide applications are a cost effective solution for controlling Parrots Feather. It may not be possible to eradicate established colonies using this method alone. Combining the application of an aquatic approved herbicide (and additive) with mechanical and manual removal can help achieve eradication. Native Landscapes have a proven track record of successfully controlling and eradicating Parrots Feather. We are recognised leaders in this field and conform to all current legislation and guidelines on invasive weed control.

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