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Invasive Plant Identification Course

Our 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. On this course candidates will be provided with an opportunity to work with live samples and expand their knowledge on invasive species that are causing problems within the UK.

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What will the course provide?

This one-day workshop will provide candidates with the opportunity to be hands-on with more than 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….

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?!


Get in touch about the Invasive Plant Identification Course

To find out more about our Invasive Plant Identification Course or to simply ask a few questions, feel free to contact our training team by calling 01480 400 000 or send us your enquiry by completing our online contact form below.

Alternatively, if you want to book your place now, select an available date above or click the 'Book Now' at the top of the page. 

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