This method of control is very expensive and should only be considered for sensitive sites or for difficult areas where mechanised clearance methods are not possible.
This work involves the manual cutting and burning of rhododendron.
All rhododendron to be removed should be cut as low as possible to the ground to reduce the likelihood of re-growth.
When lighting fires, you should ensure that the site is disturbed as little as possible.
The payment for this capital item covers not only the initial cutting and burning but also all subsequent work to ensure no re-growth from the cut stools. You should treat any re-growth with herbicide while it is still small. By year 5, there must be no rhododendron present on the site.