Himalayan Balsam Removal 3 Sept 2020

A group of nine volunteers met up on the 3rd Sept. to make inroads into the spread of Himalayan Balsam. This was our first activity of the year due to the Covid virus, but we were able to keep safe by following strict health and safety guidelines. WDC advised that, unlike in previous years, the collected Himalayan Balsam could not be taken offsite – the concern was that moving it offsite could cause further uncontrolled spreading – so the bag contents were piled into a heap in a shaded backwater of the fields, to decompose naturally. Around 20 bags were collected. It was hard work, but the results were clear to see!

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