Report number: 241/2020

Title Monitoring of bracken control methods and their impact on the historic environment
Summary Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) has been identified as the primary threat to the integrity of many scheduled monuments in the north and south-west of England. Bracken also has a major impact on the visibility of archaeology in these regions, affecting public enjoyment and academic study of archaeological sites. This report presents the findings of a four-year project funded by Historic England to study the efficacy of a number of bracken control techniques and their impact on the historic environment. The study comprised field-based trials at three sites in England using a number of mechanical and chemical control methods and observed their effects on the bracken, understorey vegetation and proxy archaeological remains.
Series Other
Pages 188
  • Oatway, David