trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) has developed specialist
training to support property professionals in the identification of Japanese
knotweed and other invasive species.
‘Invasive Plant Identification Course’ gives a comprehensive overview of the
key issues surrounding certain plants listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and
stages, biosecurity, ecology, habitat and UK distribution are some of the areas
covered by the one-day programme.
are also able to see live non-native invasive specimens, which are being
cultivated under stringent conditions in a specially created greenhouse
environment on the PCA’s site.
in the list of non-native species covered by the programme are plants
including, but not limited to;
first course takes place at the PCA’s training centre, in Huntingdon, on
Thursday, August 1.
cost is £295 plus VAT for PCA members, and £345 plus VAT for those not in
membership of the association.
information and booking details can be found at www.property-care.org/training-qualifications/training-courses/invasive-plant-identification/
those taking part also receive a free copy of both ‘Practical Management of
Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland’ and the ‘Field Guide to
Invasive Plants and Animals In Britain.’