Under the Radar: Buddleia & Bamboo

We are all becoming more familiar with Japanese Knotweed and the damage it can do to the built environment, but why aren’t mortgage lenders and surveyors concerned about other species such as Buddleia and Bamboo too? Aren’t they just as bad? Is the reputation of Buddleia and Bamboo simply being overshadowed by other invasive plants?

Click to play the video below and watch PCA Invasive Group Member Jim Glaister as he looks to answer these questions and more while guiding us through the actual threat Buddleia and Bamboo causes to the built environment and asks…should we be more concerned?

What you will learn from the webinar

  • An evaluation of the threat bamboo and buddleia presents to the built environment in comparison to Japanese knotweed
  • The ecological impact of buddleia – is it really beneficial to wildlife
  • The biology of bamboo and how all bamboos can be invasive to some extent
  • Points of concern regarding bamboo in the built environment and domestic garden
  • Should contractors, clients, the media and legislators be taking buddleia and especially bamboo more seriously?

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Information for contractors to use & share with their clients
  • Practical overview of treatment methods available for controlling/eradicating bamboo and buddleia
  • For Knotweed specialists, information to encourage a related but separate income stream from Japanese knotweed
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Jim Glaister

Jim Glaister has been working in the invasive weeds sector since 2004 and for The Knotweed Company since 2013. He has presented on invasive weed issues to RICS, local councils, environmental consultants and at PCA annual conferences. Since 2009 he has been a contributor to the RICS online information portal ‘isurv’. He was one of the first candidates to sit the PCA CSJK course in 2013 and earned a distinction when sitting the exam the following year. He has been on the roster of examiners and markers for the CSJK exam since 2015 and is a member of both the PCA Education and PCA Invasive Weeds Conference committees.

He is currently co-writing a book on bamboo management, to be published by Packard Publishing during the summer.

Additional Information

For those looking to find out more about Buddleia, Bamboo and other Invasive Weeds, click on the button below to view the PCA’s Invasive Weed Library where you will find a variety of Technical Guidance documents and Codes of Practice

In addition, you find further guidance within our homeowner and professional sections of our website and if you are interested, we also have a variety of professional training and qualifications for the invasive weed sector too.

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The PCA’s ongoing drive for best practise

Ongoing professional development is a key remit of the Property Care Association to drive forward best practice in the specialised invasive weed industry.

Working with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and The Building Societies Association, the Property Care Association set up the Invasive Weed Control Group in back in 2012 with it still going strong today.

Over the years, the group has provided the guidance and expertise to all who manage invasive weeds offering high levels of technical knowledge and practical skill. To find out more, click to view the video

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