Invasive Plant Identification Course 

Our new Invasive Plant Identification course is aimed at surveyors who are already working in the invasive weed sector wanting to gain further knowledge and understanding of Invasive Species as listed in Schedule 9.

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What will the course provide?

This one-day workshop will provide candidates with the opportunity to be hands-on with around 15 common terrestrial invasive species in the UK. The course will focus upon:

  • Identification of live specimens
  • Ecology and habitats for each species
  • UK distribution
  • Similar native and/or non-native species
  • Growth stages
  • Biosecurity




What species will we be looking at?

Candidates will look at identifying the following:

  • American Skunk Cabbage
  • Rhododendron
  • Giant rhubarb
  • Creepers
  • Buddleia
  • Hottentot Fig
  • Yellow Azalea
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Few Flowered Leek
  • Three Cornered Garlic
  • Bamboo
  • And many more….

We were asked, so we delivered!

The investment in the PCA Greenhouse follows requests from PCA members for further training on the identification of Invasive Plants, an opportunity to work with live samples and extend knowledge with invasive species that are causing problems within the UK.

And what’s more…candidates will also receive a copy of the ‘Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weed in Britain and Ireland’ What’s not to love?!


Workshop Training Dates

Month Course Date
May 2022 Thurs 19th
July 2022 Wed 27th
August 2022 Wed 31st
Invasive Plant Identification Course

Fees for PCA Members
£315 + VAT (1 days training)

Fees for non PCA Members
£365 + VAT (1 days training)

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each training course and places can only be reserved with full payment. Please check back here for additional dates as they are announced.


Get in touch about the Invasive Plant Identification Course

Click below to download a Booking Form or contact Jo on 01480 400 000.

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