Problem

Theft of plants

Other Names:
Plant thieves
Incidence:
In one overnight raid in the UK, thieves removed an area of topsoil the size of a tennis court, complete with 6,000 bulbs and tuberous roots, from the grounds of a home for the disabled. Wildflowers and spaghnum moss are disappearing from moorlands. Some rare plant varieties are believed to be stolen to order, such as the UK's entire national collection of pseudopanax, a rare evergreen shrub, from a botanic garden.
Related Problems:
Scarce resources
Values:
Theft
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Plants
Crime
Date of last update
26.12.2017 – 22:33 CET