Sava Launches New Certificate in Identification of Invasive Non-Native Plants.

Original Article
July 30th, 2020


Sava has launched a new online training course designed to develop skills in identifying invasive non-native plant species, including Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed.

The course, which is suitable for anyone working in property or land management, is delivered through an online learning platform giving flexibility as to where and when the learning is undertaken.

Hilary Grayson, Director of Surveying Services says:

“We know that Japanese Knotweed can give residential surveyors and others a real headache. It can be difficult to spot and to identify out of the main growing season.  But while it is probably the plant that most captures the public’s imagination, there are other plants which all property and land professionals should be aware of.”

The training content has been developed by Dr Dan Jones from Advanced Invasives and an Honorary Researcher at Swansea University. Dan is a leading authority on non-native plant species and Sava is delighted to have been able to partner with him on the development of this qualification.

Find out more about the new course here.