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Japanese Knotweed - Identification, Assessment and Management

29 September 2015, London

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BOOKING CLOSED

9.30am - 4.30pm 

Level

Intermediate

Overview

An introduction to Japanese Knotweed and its impacts including legislation and policy will be followed by practical aspects of:

  • site inspection, risk assessment and monitoring
  • planning management including preventative measures and rapid response
  • assessing management/control options
  • waste management
  • quoting, warranties, insurance and bonds

All this will inform the production of a Japanese Knotweed Management Plan, guidance on the production of which will be the culmination of the course

This course in combination with "Management of invasive plant species" provides preparation for CSJK Examination of the Property Care Association.

Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify Japanese knotweed and related Asiatic knotweeds and to undertake an assessment of a site and associated risks
  2. A knowledge of the legislation, policy and guidance associated with Japanese Knotweed
  3. An understanding of the available methods for Japanese Knotweed including: herbicidal control, mechanical control including excavation and burial, root barriers and other methods, environmental and waste management
  4. A knowledge of the nature and role of warranties, insurance and bonds
  5. How to produce a Japanese Knotweed Management Plan including aims, content and critical assessment

CIEEM Competence Themes

Environmental management: biosecurity

Surveying: habitat/species survey design; species identification and evaluation

Who should attend?

Ecologists and environmental managers needing to deal with Japanese Knotweed and the formulation and implementation of a Japanese Knotweed Management Plan.

Basic knowledge of invasive non-native species and Japanese Knotweed would be advantageous including ecology principles and basic reproductive and dispersal botany.  An NPTC certification for use of herbicides is highly desirable.

Trainer

Max Wade CEcol CEnv FCIEEM

Cost

CIEEM members: £90

Non-members: £180

Course fee includes refreshments through the day but lunch is not included.

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Date 29 Sep 2015 - 09:30
Location AECOM,
Midcity Place,
71 High Holborn,
London
WC1V 6EA
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