The Property Care Association has produced a ‘definitive guide’ which lists invasive non-native weeds of concern.
The guide, which is called the ‘Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds In Britain and Ireland’, has been produced by the trade body to give detailed insight into 38 plant species individually.
The majority of the plants featured are species listed in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act and others of concern to the European Union in the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014.
According to the group the content “moves away from offering just practical advice on how to control such species to include more information on preventative measures aimed at minimising the risk of invasion”.
Max Wade, chairman of the PCA’s Invasive Weed Control Group, said: “The manual is a considerable undertaking. It seeks to recognise and respond to the various stages in the process of dealing with invasive weeds.
“The coverage of each species includes a brief description of the plant, the habitats in which it is found and the problems it may cause. There is also corresponding photography, distribution maps and identification details to help the reader recognise each species.”