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Rhod rides roughshod over Biodiversity

Rhododendron ponticum  invades three habitats that are considered internationally important under the Habitats Directive: upland oak woods, bogs and heath. An individual Rhododendron ponticum  casts  such deep shade that it light-starves out existing native plant colonies at its base.  Insult … Continue reading

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The dirty tactics of Rhododendron ponticum.

One would be forgiven for thinking that chemical warfare is a relatively recent military lowpoint, perhaps beginning with the ‘mustard’ and chlorine gas of world war one, were an astonishing 100,000 tons of chemical warfare agents were released into the … Continue reading

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