Industrial Weed Control
Greenshield’s Integrated Vegetation Management Services are designed to provide the optimal management of your vegetation, whether it’s noxious weeds or invasive vegetation.
Common vegetation problems occur at:
- Power line rights-of-way and electrical infrastructure as vegetation can come into contact with power lines or overgrowth precludes access for maintenance.
- Pipeline rights-of-way as weeds present a fire hazard, obscure aerial inspections, and prevent safe and easy maintenance to the pipeline.
- Industrial properties as part of a Health & Safety program for noxious weeds or for safe maintenance access and public safety for electrical infrastructure.
- Oil and gas facilities as noxious weeds contribute toa Health & Safetyhazard , obscure visibility, complicate maintenance and inspections, and contribute to corrosion and wood decay.
- Railways as weeds contribute to fire hazards, cause water retention, accelerate decomposition of rail ties, obscure rail lines of sight, and complicate snow removal.
- Roadways and Guardrails as weeds obscure clear site-lines complicate snow removal, cause drainage issues and invite wildlife pests to congregate near traffic.
Other clients served include:
- Military Bases
- Tank Farms
- Hydro Electric Dams
- Wind/Solar Farms
- Other Public Works
Solving Your Problem
Safely managing your noxious or invasive vegetation using our integrated vegetation management (IVM) approach is a three step process.
Step 1: Inspection and Assessment
A thorough inspection of your property is required to determine the following:
- Long-term vegetation management objectives
- Site Conditions (ex. Soil textures)
- Vegetation types already onsite
- Landowner and Public Concerns
- Current, future, and adjacent Land use
- Water Conditions
- Environmentally and Socially sensitive areas
- Wildlife Considerations
- Necessary reclamation
- Public Involvement
From here, services are designed to provide optimal management of vegetation for your property.
Step 2: Establish a plan
Once you understand the nature of the vegetation management needs on site, you can craft short and long-term plans. The plans will consider the following:
- Timing of the planting life cycle – depending on its life cycle, a weed may be ready to spread its seeds or put down roots to extend its life. You either don’t want to disturb a plant about to send out seedlings or you will require a method of containing them.
- Mechanical or physical control of invasive or noxious vegetation – You don’t want to come into contact with some weeds as they can leave significant burns on your skin.
- Chemical control of invasive or noxious vegetation – An acceptable method of control under current provincial legislation if provided by licensed and IPM certified technicians
- Weed and Brush Spraying – There are highly selective chemical treatments that can be used specifically for certain weeds or brush. This will allow for efficient use of funding and safe removal of harmful weeds without affecting beneficial plants.
- Cultural control of vegetation – By introducing competition into an environment, you can discourage undesirable plants. It is imperative to understand the nature of the new plantlife so you don’t trade one invasive species for another.
- Monitoring – Many noxious weeds have long gestation periods and the seeds can lay dormant for decades. This means you need to establish a regular schedule for inspections for long term control.
- Ministry and IPM Reporting – Some weeds have to be documented and reported to certain government organizations. Greenshield can manage all documentation during the treatment season.
Step 3: Implementation and evaluation
One or all of the methods in step 2 will be used to solve your problem and then evaluated against expected results. It is necessary to keep a long term view of your plan as many plants have different characteristics during the season and different chemicals have various rules for residual containment.
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