Aquaclear Water Management
UK Truxor Sales and Nationwide Aquatic Contracting


Aquatic Weed Cutting and Removal

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It is common for watercourses such as lakes, ponds and canals to become congested with excessive plant growth and be disrupted by invasive plant species. The problems presented by this excessive growth can range from the superficial i.e. spoiling the appearance of the watercourse, to more serious issues such as the suppression of native plants and wildlife, disruption of boats and fishing, reduction of water flow and an increased risk of flooding

Aquatic Weed Control

Water management officials agree that regular removal of aquatic weed is the most effective method available to reduce plant growth without damaging the environment. Our Truxor machines are ideal for harvesting water-born plants and phragmites as they can be fitted with a number of tools to cut surface and sub-marine plant life and lift the arisings out and onto nearby banks to mitigate future growth

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We at Aquaclear have extensive experience in this field and over time have worked in a wide range of environments large and small.

These include:

    - SSSI Sites
    - Public and Private Lakes and Ponds
    - Canals and Rivers
    - Nature Reserves
    - Fisheries
    - Reservoirs
    - Golf Courses
    - Leisure Parks

...along with many others

The lightweight construction of the Truxor Amphibious Harvester allows access to sensitive areas which heavier conventional machinery cannot reach. This makes the Truxor the ideal choice for work on more sensitive environments.

For a look at a selection of our previous clients and their testimonies, head over to our Clients page

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Root & Rhizome Removal

Some species such as Lilies and Reeds grow vast, complex root systems or 'rhizomes' under the water surface. While these species can be cut and cleared away on a year to year basis to ensure the habitat is kept in a healthy balance, it may sometimes be necessary to remove the root matter altogether.

In extreme cases, some ponds can become choked from excessive Lily growth that gets worse every year, or reed banks can encroach into the water course, threatening the loss of the watercourse in it's entirety.

In such cases, it may be necessary to remove some of the root matter to provide a more permanent solution. At Aquaclear, we make use of grip rakes and grab buckets to do just that, depositing any matter on nearby banks (or other more convenient places if required).

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Aquatic Weed Identification Guide

If you are struggling to identify which species of aquatic weed is the problem in your own watercourse, you can head over to our Aquatic Weed Guide to view some of the most common species that we come across in UK waters.

The guide will give you pictures along with notes on species identification and description

This guide can also give you a good idea of how serious your weed problem may be, along with the appropriate steps that need to be taken in order to rectify it.

Examples of previous works

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To see more examples of our lake and pond clearance and reed cutting operations, please visit our Before and After Gallery or head over to our Twitter or Facebook pages, which are constantly updated with recent images of our work

Contact Us

We are availble for a free on-site consultation to discuss any work you would like us to undertake

If you would like to discuss any issues you are currently having with aquatic weed, wish to arrange a visit, or have any additional queries please Contact Us