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Invasive non-native plant species, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 16 June 2021
  • 17:00 - 18:30
Invasive non-native plant species, webinar

About this event

Invasive non-native species represent one of the greatest threats to biodiversity worldwide. Nationally, the introduction of non-native plant species has led to dramatic changes in the composition of Britain’s flora and fauna resulting in wider issues which are outlined within this presentation.

An invasive non-native plant species can be defined as a non-native species that has a  negative environmental, economic and social impact.

Some impacts are:

  • Giant Hogweed plants can cause environmental impacts on our natural environment
  • Health impacts by causing severe skin burns
  • Japanese Knotweed damage to paved surface and building infrastructure
  • Large dense stand of Japanese Knotweed create a monoculture and out competing our native plants

This online event is hosted by ICE South West’s Truro City Club.

Speakers

Tim Bird

Cormac Solutions Ltd 

Tim Bird

Tim is a qualified ecologist and natural environment advisor specialising in invasive non-native species. He advises Cormac and Cornwall Council on ecological and invasive species matters where they impact on Council assets such as the highway network, countryside sites and multi-use trails, parks and gardens.

Event venue

Online
Online
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]

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