Giant hogweed is an invasive species which can cause painful burns, make your skin sensitive to strong sunlight and cause blindness if in contact with eyes.Advertisement
Preston City Council has issued a warning about the weed and how to identify and treat it.
The weed is potentially a harmful plant species which spreads quickly and takes over other plants
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You can identify the weed by:
The council are able to deal with problems on private and public land they own and the public is encouraged to report any sightings to the council.
Should giant hogweed be growing on your land, the council can share specialist companies to deal with the weed and the public is encouraged not to dispose of it themselves.
Hogweed should never be disposed of in your household, business or green waste collection.
To find out more about the weed and report any sightings, visit the Preston City Council website.
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