Giant hogweed to be tackled as it grows into Deepdale side street

Posted on - 29th May, 2019 - 7:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Preston News
The hogweed coming through the railings Pic: Twintoo0
The hogweed coming through the railings Pic: Twintoo0

A toxic plant growing through railings on a Deepdale side-street looks set to be removed.


Giant hogweed, or Heracleum mantegazzaianum, can cause skin to blister if it comes into contact with it.

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Blog Preston was tweeted pictures of the hogweed growing through railings along St George’s Road.

It is along the banking near the Emmaus Preston Megastore and is beginning to hang into the pavement.

Lancashire County Council say they are aware of the hogweed.


Read more: Toxic hogweed found by the River Ribble

A spokesman said: “Our highways team are aware of this issue.

“If giant hogweed is growing on private land, as it could be in this case, we will contact the landowner to get it resolved.”

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