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As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACT - The Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act 3 PA CS Sections 1501 et seq.
CONTROL - The management of the population of an invasive plant/noxious weed to an acceptable level, including eradication.
CONTROL ORDER - A written order issued by the PA Dept of Agriculture or the City of Reading to a person detailing required treatment measures to control noxious weeds or controlled plants.
CONTROLLED PLANT - A plant species or subspecies that is regulated to prevent uncontained growth and to negate undesirable characteristics.
INVASIVE PLANT/NOXIOUS WEED - Plants that are not native to an area that can spread quickly, cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health or are determined to be injurious to crops, livestock, agricultural land or other property, including forest land and bodies or water which are listed as noxious or invasive by the PA Department of Agriculture or PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
PROPAGATE - To increase, multiply or spread a plant or crop through planting, cultivation or any means of reproduction.
TREATMENT MEASURE - A method of eradicating, managing, regulating or controlling invasive plants/noxious weeds utilizing biological, chemical, or mechanical means or a combination thereof.
WIDELY ESTABLISHED - Established throughout multiple counties or municipalities of the Commonwealth of PA.