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Japanese Knotweed - Control and Legislation

6 July 2015, Swansea

Booking closed

10am - 4pm

Level

Intermediate 

Overview

A comprehensive course covering all you need to know about our most invasive non-native plant - Japanese knotweed. A brief introduction to the invasive problem from a local to global perspective will start the course. This will be followed by knotweed's identification, spread, resulting problems and available treatment options. Legislation will also be covered in detail.

This course complements the Invasive and Non-native Flora course in Swansea on 7 September 2015.

There will be plenty of fresh samples to look at and a site visit to see some Swansea knotweed sites (car share).

Learning outcomes

  1. Particicpants wil be able to identify key parts of the plant
  2. Participants will gain knowledge of the relevant legislation
  3. Participants will know how to control the plant
  4. Particpants will know the importance of biosecurity
  5. Participants will know about the problems caused by species

CIEEM Competence themes

Surveying: Species identification

Environmental management: Species management; biosecurity

Who should attend?

Land owners, wardens, rangers, LBAP officers, environmental consultants, Friends of groups, relevant staff from local authorities, National Trust, Wildife Trusts, NRW, Environment Agency, fisheries

Trainer

Sean Hathaway MCIEEM

Cost

CIEEM members: £90

Non-members: £180

Event booking terms and conditions>>

Date 06 Jul 2015 - 10:00
Location Mynyddbach Chapel,
off Langyfelach Rd,
Tirdeunaw,
Swansea


SA5 7HT
Organiser CIEEM
Email enquiries@cieem.net
Telephone 01962 868626