Dale don't be so quit to dismiss bc's problematic species having some real uses.
dale hodgins wrote:
So do you have a business idea surrounding Kudzu or other weeds? Is the vine woody enough to be woven into something?
There's potentially quite a few opportunities dealing with non-native invasive species in the UK.
and if you manufacture charcoal from the woody material you potentially have another form of income. There may be problems with toxicity but according to some research done by Bangor University (if I remember correctly) charcoal made from Rhododendron isn't toxic/poisonous/whatever.
Might be able to make charcoal out of buddleia.
Jeffrey Hodgins wrote:Gallium, Bedstraw or Cleavers makes a great drink and it's highly invasive in my raspberries. Many people whine about them scratching there arms while they pick the free berries when all they have to do is harvest it. It also makes a nice mulch because it mats together hence the name bedstraw. Harvest is really fast again because it clings together as up grab big armfuls. It is said to cleanse the lymphatic system and boost immunity.
Saybian Morgan wrote:I'm going after the invasive forest edge mints, bindweeds, nettles, salmon berry, cattails, cottenwood and so on. All can be dried and ground into feed for their appropriate species.