Bracken Management

Bracken has the ability to smother more sensitive habitats, such as heather moorland.

Bracken litter provides an ideal moist, warm habitat for sheep ticks and the spread of bracken has been linked to a perceived increase in tick numbers.

Sheep ticks spread diseases that, in addition to affecting birds, wild and domestic livestock, can also be transmitted to people (e.g. Lyme disease) and pets.

The carcinogenic properties of the bracken spores can also put people at risk through inhalation and drinking water carrying the spores We are able to offer Bracken control , with tractor mounted sprays covering over 18 metres at a single pass, also follow up work with weed wipes.