Quarndon Village

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Clerk: Laura Storey
PO Box 8108, Derby DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

Giant Hogweed - an unwelcome visitor

Giant hogweed leaves

Giant Hogweed has been found in two main locations: along the banks of the stream close to Footpath 10 and close to the footpath at Park Nook. A growth of Giant Hogweed can also be seen in the hedgerow opposite the footpath entrance. Inn Lane would provide an alternative route to avoid it.

There may also be growths of Giant Hogweed in other locations around the Parish, so please be alert, take care and contact clerk@quarndon-pc.gov.uk.

Although attractive to look at this plant is not one to go near, and certainly not brush against as its sap can cause burns. It contains furocoumarin, an organic chemical compound which makes skin extremely sensitive to sunlight. Sap on the skin plus sunshine can lead to painful and long-lasting burns.

Derbyshire County Council are being informed and will deal with this unwelcome visitor. In the meantime, please take note of the warning signs and give it a wide berth.

See locations on map Giant Hogweed

For more information on Giant Hogweed follow the Woodland Trust link below.


Posted: Sun, 06 Jun 2021 10:54 by Clare Turner

Tags: Footpaths, Giant hogweed