Giant Hogweed Drone Survey to be Carried Out in Cappawhite Area

Giant Hogweed

The Local Authority Water Programme in collaboration with Tipperary County Council and the local community are working to develop a plan to control and eventually eradicate the spread of the Giant Hogweed plant in the Cappawhite area.  

Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant that is not native to this country, and which causes acute skin burns and other health issues. Serious infestations of this plant occur along the Toem, Cappawhite and Cahernahaille tributaries of the upper Mulkear River catchment area. The invasive plant grows especially well along riverbanks where its seeds are transported by the water.  

To determine the extent of the infestation along these waterways an aerial drone survey will be conducted between Thursday June 27th and Thursday July 11th. This survey will be completed under the Farming for Water European Innovation Partnership Project, which involves working with farmers and landowners to improve water quality.  Data from the survey will be used to help inform a broader understanding of issues affecting water quality in the area.  

If you require any further information or wish to contact the Farming for Water EIP project team email or phone Tipperary County Council on 0818 065 000.


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