Bracken Control: A Guide to Best Practice (SNH)

STAGE 2 - WHAT ARE THE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS?

THE BEST MANAGEMENT OPTION DEPENDS MAINLY ON YOUR LAND-USE OBJECTIVES, BUT ALSO ON THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO FOLLOW UP THE PRIMARY TREATMENT. IN MOST CASES A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING WILL BE USED:

NO CONTROL

On steep slopes, heavily grazed areas or where regeneration of other habitats to replace bracken is difficult and where wildlife considerations are important.

CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT

Where it is desirable to maintain low density or patchy cover for supporting species and habitats of conservation importance, any control is likely to be limited and selective.

LIMITED CONTROL

Where the aim is to reduce the area or severely limit vigour and spread but not eliminate.

ERADICATION

Where bracken is to be replaced with other vegetation.

 

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