SSSI – Walshaw Dean Rhododendron removal
As part of Yorkshire Waters commitment to the improvement of
biodiversity on moorland within the Peak District National Park and the South
Pennines, this project was awarded to DTMS Group.
Rhododendron is an invasive species, and had become prevalent
at Walshaw Dean Reservoir. The objective
was to reduce its prevalence through removal and treatment and therefore
improve biodiversity within the SSSI.
There were significant challenges to be faced in the safe
execution of this contract, such as access, steep reservoir banking’s and
Pennine Way users.
However, with use of the experience, qualifications and
specialist equipment at DTMS, phase 1 was completed successfully, before bird