‘Good practice’ methods are in-line with what industry professionals and research show to be the most effective. By following ‘good practice guidance’ you learn from other people’s experience and help the industry to work together to build up a shared knowledge.
Everyone these days collects data on their activities and dealing with invasive non-native species is no exception. Everyone from the smallest volunteer group to biggest organisations needs to collect this information. As invasive non-native species do not respect administrative boundaries we need to facilitate sharing of these data.
Basic bio-security is something that all people who spend time in nature should be aware of, weather it be for work or play. It is something that we are all able to do as part of a normal routine to help ‘stop the spread’ of invasive non-native species.
Giant hogweed grows throughout London along its rivers and in its parks and reserves. It is an invasive non-native species due to its ability to out-compete desirable species. It can also be injurious to human health. Because of this, care must be taken when dealing with this species.
Some invasive non-native species, such as Japanese knotweed, which are common within domestic gardens can be difficult for the general public to treat. Sometimes it is necessary to hire professionals to treat them and this can be a daunting process.