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Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland

A manual for prevention, rapid response and control of non-native plants

This manual, aimed at professionals involved in dealing with invasive weed species, brings together for the first time essential information required to manage non-horticultural and non-agricultural invasive weeds.

Advice involves immediate ‘rapid-response’ actions to initiate containment along with preventative strategies, control measures and monitoring requirements post-control.

The manual responds to the GB Non-native Species Strategy and deals with 38 species which have been selected from: plants listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) for the UK; invasive alien species of EU concern (as per EU IAS Regulation 1143/2014); and other noteworthy species of the urban environment, for example butterfly bush (buddleia).

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For each featured species, the manual includes*:

  • a brief description on ecology and identification with corresponding photographs
  • a distribution map for the British and Irish Isles
  • immediate actions that can be taken once identified
  • pathways of spread
  • lifespan
  • seed production age and seed longevity
  • growth rate
  • life cycle schematic to assist determination of survey and treatment schedules
  • prevention and rapid response measures
  • a control and management table linked to a decision-making flow diagram
  • waste disposal
  • revegetation post-management and monitoring requirements

Maps sourced from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN). Click here for full list of sources.


How to order

The Manual (128 pages £35.00 softback) is published by Packard Publishing – more details on their website here.

To order a copy, simply DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM, complete and return directly to Packard Publishing Ltd (by post to: 14 Guilden Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7LA or by e-mail to: [email protected]).