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It is with great sadness we report the sudden death of Michael Packard on Wednesday June 1st 2022.

The family are working through his affairs, and as such, no trading is possible that would usually have occurred through Michael himself, however some books are still available from his distributors.

For anything urgent, email   but please be aware that this address is infrequently monitored.

Your patience and understanding will be appreciated through this difficult period.

Jim Glaister

Jim Glaister has been working in the invasive weed sector since 2004, and is Southern Area Manager for The Japanese Knotweed Company, based near Winchester, in Hampshire. He holds the CSIK qualification on Japanese knotweed, and is active in the Property Care Association’s (PCA) roster of examiners and markers for the CSIK qualification. Jim has also been a contributing author to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) online subscriber information portal isurve since 2009, providing entries on Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed, and conducting CPD presentations and webinars on invasive-weed topics to environmental consultants, local authorities and property-management companies. He is actively involved with the PCA’s Invasive Weed Control Group and serves on committees for development of educational courses and in organizing the PCA’s annual invasive weed conference. 

Jim’s other publications include factsheets on various invasive weeds on www.jkweed.co.uk and co-authorship of Invasive Bamboos – their Impact and Management in Great Britain and Ireland (2021), Japanese Knotweed Management in the UK – a Practical Guide for Invasive Weed Practitioners (summer 2022), and an expanded edition of this pocketbook for the general public (late 2022), all published by Packard Publishing Ltd.


Packard Publishing Ltd
14 Guilden Road
PO19 7LA

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