The Importance of Vegetation Control

Whilst some plants and shrubs prove aesthetically pleasing to our environment, other vegetation can be a nuisance and begin spreading rapidly if not kept under control.

What is Vegetation Control?

Before we go into the many reasons why vegetation control is necessary, let’s discuss what it actually is. Vegetation control is the process of systematically removing unwanted weeds, plants and other vegetation, without causing harm to other wildlife.

Whilst removing weeds and unwanted plants may seem like a simple task, it can be tricky to get right first time and ensure the weeds don’t grow back.

Why is Vegetation Control Important?

One of the main reasons vegetation control is carried out is to maintain or improve the aesthetics of an outdoor space. Of course, unwanted weeds, plants and vegetation can grow anywhere, and it’s not just homeowners that may need to keep on top of their vegetation. In fact, vegetation control may be carried out around public buildings, pathways, car parks and many other spaces to improve the aesthetics of the space.


Overgrown weeds and plants can present a hazard for both people and animals. Overgrown vegetation can make it difficult to spot trip hazards or even become a hazard themselves.

Additionally, untamed plants may cover road signs, street signs, and make it difficult for wild animals to find or reach their food.

Competition with Other Plants

When unwanted vegetation grows near desired plants, it can begin to take the water, food and sunlight from the other plants, causing them to dwindle in health or die.

There are three main methods of vegetation control, including moving, trimming and chemical control. The right choice for you will depend on the types of unwanted vegetation that is growing, how far it has spread, what plants are growing near the unwanted vegetation and the results you would like.


Here at Treesaw, we offer a comprehensive vegetation control service, carried out to highest standards across Leeds, Harrogate, Wakefield and Bradford. To find out more about this service, please head to our vegetation control page, call us on 0113 239 1271 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.