Tag Archives: invasive non-native species

How should you manage giant rhubarb in your garden?

Have you got giant rhubarb in your garden? A European-wide ban on the sale of this invasive non-native plant comes into force today. If you already have the plant, also known as Gunnera tinctoria, in your garden you can keep … Continue reading

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Exotic pets can be a danger to native wildlife

Pets that are released, or escape, into the wild can be a danger to our native wildlife. The European Union has placed some of the worst offenders a list of invasive alien species of concern. Stan Whitaker, our non-native species … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with an alien

It looks like a plant from another planet. The European Union has placed American skunk cabbage on a list of invasive alien species of concern.  Stan Whitaker, our non-native species adviser, looks at the implications for nature conservationists and gardeners.  The … Continue reading

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Invasive non-native species and why we intervene

To be blunt, invasive non-native species damage our environmental economy and health.  Stan Whitaker, SNH’s Policy & Advice Manager for Ecosystems & Biodiversity, explains further. In conserving threatened species, we have to focus our limited resources on those where we … Continue reading

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Wireweed, the fast invading line of dirty washing

Iain Macdonald, SNH Policy & Advice Officer, tells us about the mysterious seaweed that’s making its way up the west coast of Scotland. I had been aware of wireweed for some time. How long for I don’t really know, certainly … Continue reading

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Repelling invasives

Aliens were in the news last week – but these ones are from right here on planet Earth. In a week-long awareness raising push by the UK Government, invasive, non-native species and the problems they can cause were put under … Continue reading

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