Himalayan balsam is a plant with shallow roots which erodes the surface soil of riverbanks. By late summer its pink flowers develop ‘exploding’ seed heads which allow it to quickly spread and colonise wide areas. The plants take over the riverbank and prevent the growth of other native plants species. We hand-pull the plants between May and July, before they form seeds. The plants are easily removed from the soil, then crushed to stop them rooting again and safely disposed of on site.
Meeting Point: Meet at Chapel on the Bridge, Bridge Street, Rotherham
Time: 10am-1pm with a break for refreshments.
Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor work. If you would like to borrow waders or wellingtons please let a member of the team know beforehand.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call task-leader Sally Hyslop on 07780333743.