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Published on 24th April, 2018
by Stuart Cochrane

Next review: 24th April, 2020

A Guide to the Environmental Legislation for Weeds and Non Native Species

At a glance:

A Simplified guide to the Regulations that govern the identification and management of weeds and non-native flora species by occupiers and landowners.


Highlights:

  • Regulations, including Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, EU Regulation (1141/2014) on invasive alien (non-native) species, The Weeds Act 1959
  • Identifying and controlling non-native species on your property, preventing the spread of harmful weeds and preventing the spread of invasive, non-native plants
  • Disposal of invasive, non-native plants and injurious weeds
  • DEFRA Non-Native Species Identification Sheets

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