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Orchids on the move!

Published on by Dr Paul Beckett

 Bee Orchid
A project to move orchids and other threatened species has been involving Phlorum staff in Lancashire. An ecological survey of a brownfield site in Knowsley revealed a selection of notable plant species including marsh and bee orchids, twayblade and marsh helleborine. These needed to be moved before they disappeared from a declining and neglected site.
Phlorum found a suitable new home for the valuable vegetation at nearby Knowsley Safari Park, where staff are keen to improve the ecological value of their site. The site will be monitored under a long term ecological management plan. With this in place, it is hoped that these important species will thrive and be enjoyed by the public at their new home.

About the author: Dr Paul Beckett

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Dr Paul Beckett is one of the UK’s leading experts in Japanese knotweed and is a member of the Expert Witness Institute. He regularly provides Japanese knotweed expert witness services. He helped produce the RICS knotweed guidance for surveyors and was integral in the formation of the Property Care Association (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG).

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