Rhododendron ponticum

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Name: Rhododendron ponticum
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

30/06/2014 : Minister Deenihan announces new Rhododendron control initiative for Killarney National Park

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, today announced a new project - Adopt a Woodland in Killarney National Park - to assist with the control of Rhododendron ponticum in the National Park.The Minister said: "I recently ... [Published Noodls - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

Volunteers: Killarney Park faces ‘grim and uncertain future’ if destructive plant not dealt with

A GROUP OF conservation volunteers have accused Killarney National Park of allowing a weed that threatens the ecology of the park to spread.Groundwork is a voluntary environmental organisation that was established in 1981.Most of Groundwork’s focus has ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Jun 22 2014]


The Minister said: "I recently met with my officials in Killarney National Park and visited some of the many sites within the Park that have been affected by Rhododendron infestation. There is no doubt that my Department has done and continues to do extraordinary work in bringing this invasive species under control in many areas of the Park. The work of my own staff, the volunteer groups involved, and the outside specialist contractors is to be commended."
...under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as an invasive non-native species and it is an offence under Section 14(2) of this legislation to "plant or otherwise cause it to grow in the wild"

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