Adaptations B1b 5.5 Why are rhododendrons a problem?
Rhododendrons have reached BeddGelert! This beautiful Welsh valley is popular with climbers, walkers and families out for a day in the countryside. (BeddGelert also has Snowdonia’s best ice cream shop!).
Rhododendrons are not native plants in the UK but they are particularly well adapted to harvest light for photosynthesis. This makes them very successful - and that’s the problem. Click here to play video
By clearing the rhododendrons, the seedlings of the woodland trees get a chance to grow and the natural beauty of the valley can be conserved for generations to come.