Invasive non-native species costing UK economy £4bn a year

This editorial ( ) was spotted recently in an online publication.

The reported costs of managing invasive plants in the environment are sobering, but what sets the UK apart from many countries facing similar challenges is the quality of the legislation, regulation, and highly skilled and professional networks of professionals that can be called on to deliver sustainable, cost-effective control.

The Amenity Form welcomes journalism that highlights the challenges faced by those tasked with protecting our built, wild, and amenity spaces. Surely, though, focus should be concentrated on the need for quality, skill, diligence, and sustainability in the approach to the control and management of these economic and environmental threats.

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