Publication Details

Curtis, D. J., Gill, N., Atchison, J. & McKiernan, S. (2018). Plant Sure Environmentally Safe Ornamental Plant Scheme: Review of existing certification or accreditation schemes and recommendations for a model scheme. Wollongong, Australia: University of Wollongong.


The Plant Sure project aims to develop a voluntary accreditation or certification scheme to engage relevant industries in promoting environmentally-safe plants and removing or avoiding the use of plants that pose an unacceptably high environmental weed risk. The Scheme is intended to encourage stakeholders and consumers to select, grow and use environmentally-safe ornamental plants. It will include education and training components to elicit long-term attitudinal and behavioural change in ornamental plant specifiers, suppliers and consumers, while seeking to increase knowledge and awareness of environmental weed issues.