Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire reed removal
We were contacted by a Local Authority about how we would remove excessive reed (typha latifolia) growth in two attenuation ponds on the front of a residential estate in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
After a site visit we proposed a works programme that would involve treating the reeds with an approved aquatic use herbicide, leaving them to die off and then removing them manually by hand becasue the ponds were lined.
The works were agreed and the reeds were treated on a dry windless day, we then returned one month later and removed the dying reeds by hand over a 4 day period.
All reeds were then removed by a grab lorry to a registered waste site.