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Introducing our new invasive non-native plants infographic

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Invasive non-native plants can be a serious problem for developers, as well as posing a threat to native species and to biodiversity.

Some species, such as Himalayan balsam, were introduced as ornamental plants, but have spread aggressively, crowding out native species and taking over the habitat where they grow. Some species can even cause a threat to health, such as giant hogweed, which is dangerous to both animals and humans, and others again, such as Japanese knotweed, are a threat to building structures.

Attached is Thomson Habitats’ “Invasive plants – fact sheet” which has been designed as an at-a-glance document to answer some of the questions surrounding invasive plants. You can view it by clicking on the link below. Download infographic

More in-depth information on the legislation surrounding invasive non-native species can be found on the Government website - The Great British Invasive Non-native Species Strategy