pentlandhills

Cow Parsley

Giant Hogweed

Please keep your eyes open for Giant Hogweed plants which are growing at this time. For further information and help with these plants you can contact

The Wildlife Information Centre are a charity contracted by the council to hold the list of protected sites, species etc. Their website: http://www.wildlifeinformation.co.uk/index.php has some helpful information on requesting and recording data and they can be contacted via: admin@wildlifeinformation.co.uk .They also keep records of outbreaks of Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed: https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/1231/
environment/290/biodiversity/4
. To arrange removal of these plants on council land contact Edel.ryan@midlothian.gov.uk and Justin.venton@midlothian.gov.uk .

Please do not handle it as it can cause serious skin damage.

Please note that it has a similarity for the common Cow Parsley which is harmless.