Invasive Plant Species: legislation, management and future invaders


Invasive plant species can be a problem for many different land managers – from foresters to farmers and developers. They are also a problem for horticulturists, with public gardens often having problems somewhere within the garden, usually at the perimeter or along water courses. Non-native invasive plant species are largely garden escapees, having been introduced for their ornamental properties. In this webinar, we hear about research looking at different control measures for invasive species, focusing on the most notorious of invasives, Japanese knotweed; an investigation into the invasive potential of common garden plants; and, the legislation that all land mangers, including gardeners, need to be aware of when considering invasive species.

Not to be missed by anyone working in horticulture!

With presentations from:

  • Dr Dan Jones, of Advanced Invasives, on the complexities of managing Japanese knotweed;
  • Tomos Jones, PhD student at the University of Reading, on his research to identify future invasive species – those attempting the leap over the garden fence;
  • Dr John David, of the RHS, on the legislation and regulations that affect alien invasive species.

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