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Tender for the removal of invasive plant species at Glen of the Downs Woodland

Giant Hogweed may be among the invasive species to be eradicated. Photo: s-ms_1989, Pixabay

Previous efforts were made to remove the plant, but insufficient follow up treatment allowed the plant to regain its foothold

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22 September 2022 | 0

At Growtrade, we highlight public procurement opportunities from around Ireland that would be suitable to landscapers, growers, turfgrass professionals, horticulturalists, and forestry professionals.

Here is one such tender for the removal of invasive plant species at Glen of the Downs Woodland.

Detailed description

The Glen of the Downs is a steep sided valley created by the meltwaters of the retreating ice sheet. The N11 dual carriageway divides the eastern and western sides of the woodland, with the Three Trout Stream flowing under the road and along the N11. As part of the Bellevue Demesne non-native trees were planted in the woodland, cherry laurel is believed to have been amongst them. The plant has now become well established in areas of the site and is having a negative impact on the conservation of this woodland habitat.

Previous efforts were made to remove the plant, but insufficient follow up treatment allowed the plant to regain its foothold. The origin of the clematis is unknown. It is spreading along the N11 and smothering vegetation and structures along the route. The plant has become well established along the southern end of the site along the N11 and Three Trout Stream. The job involves the removal of both these invasive species from the woodland.

Type of contract: Services

Contracting authority:  Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Custom House, Dublin 1 Contact: Wesley Atkinson

Response deadline: 03/10/2022 17:00:00 (Irish time)

CPV codes

77200000-2  Forestry services
45262640-9  Environmental improvement works
77231000-8  Forestry management services

You can view and apply for this contract here.

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