Himalayan Balsam Pulling Event

Help Eden Rivers Trust remove this invasive alien plant from the banks of the rivers in the Eden Valley in Cumbria.Himalayan balsam is a relative of the Busy Lizzie. Its aggressive nature means that it out competes native plants along river banks and forms dense stands and in autumn when the plants die back it leaves banks bare of vegetation and vulnerable to erosion. Unfortunately our climate suited it well and it escaped from gardens and spread rapidly throughout the country especially along waterways. Himalayan balsam has short roots and so is easily pulled out by hand.Wear suitable clothing e.g. long trousers and long sleeved tops. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water to drink.

Venue

Carlisle City

Cumbria CA3 8UR

View the Carlisle City websitewww.historic-carlisle.org.uk

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Map reference: NY 400560


Contact

Becky Helm
Tel: 01768 866788
View the River Clean Up Event websitewww.edenrivertrust.org.uk
himalayan-balsam-pulling-event

Event Details

Sat 12 Jun 2010 10:30 to 15:00
Thu 17 Jun 2010 10:30 to 15:00
Sat 3 Jul 2010 10:30 to 15:00
Thu 8 Jul 2010 10:30 to 15:00

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