Troutbeck rallies against Himalayan balsam

Common name Himalayan balsam. Botanical name Impatiens glandulifera. Areas affected Gardens and allotments, often those adjacent to infested riverbanks and waste places

On the Afternoon of Monday 3rd July a team of Troutbeck Villagers rolled up their sleeves and took the fight to one of our most prolific invasive species: Himalayan balsam.

A team of seven local people took part and uprooted the weed the length of the Scot Beck through the Mortal Man field. Trish Donson kindly took the photos below on her phone whilst joining the team with the work was being carried out.

Troutbeck Village Association has taken on tackling invasive species and works with a variety of resources to tackle the issues within the village.

Commenting on the work was Janet Ashton who spoke saying: “There was plenty to pull out, but much less than in previous years so we must be controlling it.  There are a few more sites with small amounts so if you want to help, please get in touch.”

The next weed pull is due next Tuesday 11th July at 2.00pm to meet outside the Troutbeck Institute.




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