All Hands on Deck for Valency Valley Himalayan Balsam Pull

We’ve got our first balsam pull of the season coming up next Tuesday (2 June).

Himalayan balsam is a non-native species which supresses the growth of native British plants growing along our riverbanks. It forms thick stems which prevent other species from colonising and when it dies back in the winter it exposes sections of riverbank leaving it susceptible to erosion. The weed has explosive seed pods which carry readily down water courses so it is important to get rid of the balsam before these ripen.

Come and have a fun day out and help us remove Himalayan balsam from the beautiful Valency Valley so the native wildlife here can flourish.

Balsam 2015-page-001

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s