Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation is the major new peer-reviewed journal for property professionals published quarterly both in print and online whilst "written by and for leading surveying professionals". As such it is a great honour for Greig's in depth paper on "Giant Hogweed: Public Enemy" to be featured on such a topical issue covering the UK's most dangerous plant.
Greig said "the journal provides detailed, actionable advice on the diverse range of concerns in the survey, appraisal and valuation of the built environment. I am pleased to feature within the peer reviewed publication among other leading surveying and legal professionals and to continue with assisting training and knowledge to raise surveying standards".
The comprehensive 5 page article focuses on Giant Hogweed, the history of the plant, impact, legalities, identification, eradication and control. The timing of the article also directly follows from Greig presenting on Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in March to surveying professionals.
The paper's abstract is as follows:
"Now widely recognised as the UK's most dangerous plant and amid a plethora of press articles depicting the excruciating burns experienced from persons unwittingly coming into contact with giant hogweed, surveyors need more than ever to be alert to the possibility of this invasive plant colonising subjects being inspected. Significant legal penalties, possible imprisonment and substantial fines relating to allowing the spread of this dangerous plant underpin the importance of the subject matter. This paper concentrates on identification of giant hogweed at different stages through its lifecycle, how to differentiate from similar species, legalities, eradication and control."
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