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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 21.3 February 2010

Non-native invasive plants in Britain – a real, not imagined, problem

By - Trevor Dines, Sophie Thomas

Of the 1,892 non-native plants listed in the 2005 audit of non-native species in England, only 66 were described as having a negative environmental impact (Hill et al. 2005). A similarly small proportion was identified in the 2001 Scottish audit (Welch et al. 2001). Hence, it would be hard to disagree with Pearman & Walker's conclusion that 'the vast majority of naturalised alien plants [in Britain] are benign' (Pearman & Walker 2009).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist