Japanese Knotweed: Problem Plant or ‘Just a Weed’? Webinar
Does Japanese Knotweed REALLY deserve its reputation and what might the future bring in terms of treatment solutions? It’s a question our very own Dr Peter Fitzsimons is looking to address. So grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and click to view our one hour webinar below.
Please Note: images contained within the slides may be copyright of various companies. Please do not use or reproduce without the express permission of the PCA. In addition, credit to the ‘Botanical Society of the British Isles’ for their Japanese Knotweed map within the webinar.
What you will learn from the webinar
- Does the real impact of Japanese knotweed live up to the hype?
- How can we control its spread? Reviewing the options available now and in the future
- Knotweed and selling of your clients home – The NEW TA6 Property Information Form
- Risk assessment – Above and below ground!
- PCA members and The Amenity Standard – Best environmental practice
About the presenter
Peter joined the Property Care Association as Technical Manager for the Invasive Weed sector in April 2018. He studied Botany at University College London (he won’t say when, it was a long time go!) followed by 9 years research in Dundee & Nottingham, working on various aspects of plant cell growth regulation.
His research interests took him into the construction chemicals industry where he spent 20 years as Technical Manager/Director. About 12 years ago, his particular interest in wood preservation lead him to join BASF, then Rütgers Organics GmbH, giving him a broader insight into European biocide markets.
Today, Peter represents the PCA on all matters relating to invasive weed control. He is actively involved in keeping the Invasive Weed Technical library up-to-date. Also liaising with external stakeholders, providing input to standards development within the construction sector and with Government agencies.
For those looking to find out more about Japanese Knotweed and other associated Invasive Weeds, click on the button below to view the PCA’s Invasive Weed Library where you will fnd a variety of Technical Guidance documents and Codes of Practice
In addition, for all the latest updates regarding Japanese Knotweed and other associated invasive weeds, keep an eye on the PCA News Section.
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
To find out when our next live webinar is going to be and to view any previous webinars, click to visit the PCA Professional Development Webinars page using the button below
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