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Field Horsetail
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Professional Field Horsetail identification
in Leyland and the Northwest of England

Helmrig Ltd are specialists when it comes to the identification of Field Horsetail (also known as Mare’s Tail) throughout the Northwest.

Identify invasive species correctly and talk to us about Field Horsetail

At Helmrig Ltd, we have been dealing with Field Horsetail through our invasive weeds division 'Knotweed Eradication' for many years. Field Horsetail (“Mare’s Tail” or Equisetum Arvense) is a highly invasive, deep-rooted perennial weed that is known to penetrate tarmac driveways if left untreated. Because of how fast it spreads, Field Horsetail (“Mare’s Tail”) requires immediate prevention once identified to prevent the risk of property damage and colonisation of the surrounding area. Below ground, Field Horsetail (“Mare’s Tail”) may have roots extending over 3 metres long but can be identified surface level through their distinctive stems which are highly fertile, releasing reproductive spores above ground level. These tend to appear throughout spring and will persist until frost sets in. They get their name from their appearance once they have grown, where the stems bunch together and resemble a horse’s tail. If you would like help identifying Field Horsetail, get in touch with Helmrig Ltd in Leyland now.

Field Horsetail Plant

Why does this invasive species need proper identification?

Field Horsetail (“Mare’s Tail”) is common throughout the UK and has been around since prehistoric ages. It thrives in all kinds of environments including beds, borders, lawns, gravel paths and even underneath driveways and paving slabs. Because the roots can grow more than 3 metres, digging this out is rarely an option and full eradication can take years to treat with traditional methods.

Because Field Horsetail (“Mare’s Tail”) lodge themselves in small cracks and germinate quickly, they are a particular problem for hard landscaping and can cause extensive damage. This is also a problem for mortgage lenders who will consider this a serious risk to the value of the property. If you suspect Field Horsetail is growing on your property, get expert identification, by calling Helmrig Ltd now.

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We don’t just offer identification when it comes to this invasive plant, we offer Field Horsetail Surveys and treatments too.

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Knotweed Eradication
Field Horsetail
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Field Horsetail Surveys
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Other Invasive Species
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Extensive knowledge and experienced professionals

We offer you peace of mind through our extensive knowledge when it comes to Field Horsetail (“Mare’s Tail”) identification. We pride ourselves on having a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced professionals. Helmrig Ltd offers a consultation, survey, and quotation before the problem gets out of control. Efficient identification can save thousands of pounds later. The appropriate management of land infested with Field Horsetail (“Mare’s Tail”) can avoid excessive costs, potential prosecution and prevent structural damage to buildings. We work closely with you to ensure the most cost-effective solutions from a range of treatment options.

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Contact Helmrig Ltd in Leyland to request a Field Horsetail identification survey now. We cover the Northwest of England.

01772 621013

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